California is the link between the White and black folk because she works for Tactics. California is the only mother figure Scout remembers but Gem remembers their mother but not very well. California is mom judgmental to everyone around her. Tactics says, Tale couldn’t operate a single day without California” this tells us that she is part of the family. Harper Lee presents the character of California when they have Walter Cunningham for dinner as the link between the black and white folk.
The Cunningham were hit by the great depression, they didn’t lose land but they lost their live hood, 50 they are doing everything to keep their land. The Cunningham never take more than they can afford and it they have to pay money they pay in goods. Walter comes to school every day with no lunch which makes Scout get into trouble because the teacher can’t understand why Walter hasn’t brought any lunch, ” You can pay me back tomorrow” this shows that Scout had to stick up for Walter but then the teacher got cross with her because she thought Walter could stick up for himself.
It is Scout’s first day at school and she comes back in a mood because Walter has got her into trouble already for sticking up for him by saying that Walter he couldn’t pay her back because he had no money. Then Gem invites Walter in for dinner. At the dinner able Scout tells the rest Of the family that Walter has gone and drowned his dinner in syrup, and California requested Scouts presences in the kitchen California was furious “and when she was furious Scaloppini’s grammar became erratic “this because she is using black talk so Harper Lee presents California as the link between the black and white folk.
California teaches the children to be non-judgmental we know this because she says “that boys you company and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him “this shows that she was is telling Scout is her company and she should treat him with respect, This shows Harper Lee presents California as a non- judgmental person. It then says “California sent me through the swinging door to the dining room with a stinging smack “this shows Harper Lee presents California as a Atari and equal person.
California is very fair and is telling Scout to respect people’s differences, even if you think you’re better than them. Harper Lee presents the character of Calming as in control when they have a rabid dog down their street. Scaloppini’s impact in the rabid dog event is “grabbed us by the shoulder and ran us home” this shows that California acted straightaway. California then says to Miss Eula May “gemmed Mr. Finch’s office’ this shows that California was confident and was trying to get hold of Tactics as quickly as she could.
Harper Lee presents California as a confident person and a woman who is always in control. Harper Lee presents California as a woman who appears to have a double life when she takes Gem and Scout to her church. Scaloppini’s impact when they go to church is “l don’t want anyone saying I don’t look after my children” this shows California wants people to know she looks after Gem and Scout well. Harper Lee presents California as a motherly figure to the children. California led a modest double life “this shows California had one life with the black folk and another life with the white folk.
Harper Lee presents California as a link between the white and black folks. Harper Lee presents California as a person who led a modest double life. “why do you talk Niger talk to your folks ‘this shows California talks colored talk at church and then the rest tooth time she talks white folk this is because if she spoke white talk at the church all the rest of the black folks would think that she is putting on airs. Harper Lee presents California as a respectable person. Harper Lee presents California as a calm person in the missionary circle as the cook.
Scaloppini’s impact in the missionary circle is the ease and grace with which she handled heave. W loads “this shows California is very calm. Harper Lee presents California as a measured woman. Also the missionary ladies said “that darks wife “and California heard this but kept her temper. Harper Lee presents California as a calm person. Harper Lee presents California as an upright person With Helen Robinson just Tom had been shot. Tactics says “I want you to come with me’ this shows he trusts her.
Tactics took California instead of his sister because California is unselfish and she lives each life to accommodate Who she is, showing respect she has for other people feelings. California knew where she was in life, she was black so she had to be respectful and kept back even though Tactics held her back in high opinion. Harper Lee presents California as an integrity person. Harper Lee presents the character of California as a fair, mother figure to the children. California has the joy of the house maid for Tactics and is a guide through child hood to Gem and Scout. Most of all California is part of the family.