To Kill a Mockingbird
Aunt Alexandra
Themes and Setting
The Trial

"'Don't be silly, Jean Louise,' said Aunt Alexandra, 'The thing is, you can scrub Walter Cunningham till he shines, you can put him in shoes and a new suit, but he'll never be like Jem. Besides, there's a drinking streak in that family a mile wide. Finch women aren't interested in that sort of people.'"

Scout: "Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was."

Aunt Alexandra comes over to the Finch's house in hopes to help bring Scout and Jem up "properly". She is stuck in the old ways and thinks that Atticus lets Scout "run wild." She doesn't like that Scout is a tomboy, and thinks that Scout should be wearing dresses; not overalls. She is very social in the town and Scout and Jem are surprised to see even Mr. Nathan Radley comes to their house to welcome her.
Aunt Alexandra is also known as Aunty, and is one of Scout's superiors. Scout doesn't always look up to Aunty because Aunty seems stubborn and mean.