Calpurnia acts like she’s the mother of Scout and Jem. Not only does she cook and clean for the Finch’s, she also disciplines, advises, and takes care of all Jem’s and Scout’s needs. Cal is an extremely well educated black woman who lives in two very opposite worlds. In one world she is the mother of two white children and she speaks like them. In her other world she’s with other blacks, going to church with them, and acting and talking like other blacks. Calpurnia is like a Ying-Yang symbol because she lives two opposite lives, and a little part of each life is within the other one.

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To kill a Mockingbird