To Kill a Mockingbird (Gender)

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A Southern Gentleman and a Southern Belle


Gender in the NovelScout- female narrator
Aunt Alexendra
Miss Maudie
Mrs. Dubose
Miss Caroline


Feminine Influence"'Jem's growing up now and you are too," [Aunt Alexandra] said to me. "We decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence. It won't be many years, Jean Louise, before you become interested in clothes and boys--"
I could have made several answers to this: Cal's a girl, it would be many years before I would be interested in boys, I would never be interested in clothes...but I kept quiet" (145).


Eugenics MovementWhat is the connection between the handout and the novel?


Caste SystemHeredity- the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another
2. the inheritance of a title, office, or right.

"There was indeed a caste system in Maycomb" (149).


Discussion Question
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