To Kill a Mockingbird
Themes and Setting
The Trial

"It is not necessary to tell all you know. It's not ladylike- in the second place, folks don't like to have somebody around knowin' more than they do. It aggravates 'em. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language."  (talking about when they went to church how Cal can write and read).

Calpurnia was the Finch's cook and housekeeper. Atticus treated her with respect and almost as if she was apart of the family. She helped keep the children right, and gave them more grief than most mothers would give their own children. She helped bring them up when Atticus couldn't raise them by himself. She is like a mother to the children.
She took them to her church once, and a lady named Lula had a problem with whites in a black church. The rest of the church seemed kind to Jem and Scout. Scout realized that Calpurnia talked differently when she was in the black church. Calpurnia was one of the very few people at the church who could read and write.
In the beginning of the book, Calpurnia said that Mr. Radley was "the meanest person God blew breath into" even though she "rarely commented on the ways of white people".