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Authors normally create characters with certain statuses With the status given to each character the development of the plot can begin Furthermore these characters can then be examined with their own unique characteristics In the novel to kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Both Atticus Finch and Aunt Alexandra are analyzed by one similarity and difference Being two guardians of Scout and Jem their styles are similar However their views on family status are reversed While both Aunt Alexandra and Atticus play a big parenting role in the novel their views on family status contact each other Atticus and Aunt Alexandra compare very nicely on their authority roles over the children Firstly Atticus views his children as mature human beings When Scout tells Atticus what is going on in regards to what happens at school that saddened her he responds If youll concede the necessity of going to school well go on reading every night just as we always have Is that a bargain Lee 31 This shows that Atticus has no intention on Speaking to Scout his six year old daughter like she is her age He uses high class words for a child and is compromising with her as if they are equals Likewise Aunt Alexandra also treats the children like mature persons When the family gets together for Christmas at Finchs Landing Scout remember Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire I could not possibly hope to be a lady 81 At this point Scout is no more than ten years old but Aunt Alexandra is pressuring her to become a lady instead of going out and playing with the other children She does not view her as a little girl but as a mature person who is transitioning to lady hood which is a must in her opinion In contrast their views on status
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