To Kill a Mockingbird

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Scout's Time with Cal


What does the text reveal when Scout says in Chapter 12 "By watching her Calpurnia I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl"?


Scout has been operating with a clear, accurate sense of what is possible for a female in her society.


Scout has internalized some broad and incomplete messages about gender roles from her society.


Scout knows what is involved with being a female in her society, and she just does not want to do it.


Scout’s main reason for not wanting to be a typical female had been that she thought them dumb.


Scout has not missed out on anything by not having a strong female role model in her nuclear family.