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FC: My Life

1: By Calpurnia

2: In the town of Maycomb everyone knows everyone. I am just one of those people in the town. I am an African American woman who lives her life taking care of Mr. Atticus Finch and his two children Scout, and Jem. I have been there for Mr. Atticus ever since Scout was a baby.

3: Every Sunday I make my way to the one negro church in Maycomb where my son Zeebo is the song leader. I am one of the few who can read in my church so, we repeat the words after they are read to us.

4: Scout is one of those girls that doesn't conform to what society thinks a girl should act like. She is very important to me. When she needs advice or feels lonely she follows me around and helps me with things I need to do in the kitchen | I enjoy her company and I love her like she is one of my own children. She understands you need to try and understand what people are going through before you judge. I took her to my negro church one Sunday and she asked why I talked different around the negro people. I tell her it is like her talking like a negro in a white situation. You have to act like the people around you.

5: I have loved watching Jem grow up. He is a very compassionate and caring young man, who acts just like his father. He hates it when people treat others unequally, and is not afraid to voice his opinion. Jem is also a very loving brother towards Scout. That compassion he has means a lot to me.

6: My Children must stay within calling distance when they play. | During the summer the kids are rarely home throughout the day. | I always like to know where my kids are and that they are safe.

7: When the Tom Robinson case started, Scout and Jem were no where to be found. Aunt Alexandra asked me to go to Mr. Atticus and give him a note. When I got there and Mr. Atticus read the note, it turned out Scout and Jem had been in the courtroom all afternoon. | Also, after the case when Tom went to the prison camp he tried to escape and was shot 17 times. Mr. Atticus came home and told Aunt Alexandra and I, and asked if I would ride with him to tell Tom's wife. It broke my heart and I knew I had to help.

8: My books and education are one of the most important things to me. I have valued being able to teach the Finch children how to read and write. Also, my family is one of the only negro families that can read and write in Maycomb. It makes me feel good to be recognized in the church. Teaching the Finch children is one of the most important things for me to do in my life.

9: I spend most of my day cooking and taking care of the kids. My apron is a very important piece of clothing for my everyday life, as I have used it for a very long time.

10: ">"''When she squinted down at me the tiny lines around her eyes deepened ' There's some folks who don't eat like us,' she whispered fiercely.' but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't. That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him...''(Lee 24). | This quote shows my care for all people because people have judged me from my skin color. I try to show Scout not to judge or be rude to people who act differently than her.

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