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Harper Lee borrowed this structure of 3 women "mothering" Scout from nature or from Bible?

Set in the South, To Kill A Mockingbird, has three women around Scout character to "mother" her to some extent (Calpurnia/Maudie/Alexandra) - so did she take this from the three daughters of Job, or the Inner Circle of Peter/James/John mentioned by Paul? Lee is still alive...I think it came from the natural environment; kingdoms of mineral/plant/animal; roots/branches/leaves of plants; animal head/body/limbs; growing period of formation/growth/completion; gas/liquid/solid forms of matter. What do you think about this perspective? Even if you do not "see" the meaning of something (like a pattern from nature such as three women used in Lee's story/novel) does not mean that it will not be recognized at some point. Calpurnia, Maudie and Alexandra represent a pattern for this reader of TKAM...and perhaps some others out there. WHAT IF the author gave Mayella these three "intervene" with Bob Ewell? Make a nice skit for a literary activity?

Asked By: clophad - 2/10/2007
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I did not find the actual number of women significant....what i DID find significant was that without a direct maternal presence in their lives (a mother,and aunt, a sister, a grandmother) this child activley sought it out on her own....craved a woman's persepctive and company and was inwardly driven to fulfill it. I... More
Answered By: motherhendoulas - 2/10/2007
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