I pondered the question as to whether or not Aunt Alexandra is a mean old cranky lady, or a person in this story that is misunderstood? Do you think that she means well with all her harsh criticism of Scout, or is she trying to be bitter to people. I read ahead to chapter 13, and she comes to stay at the Finch Residence for a long time, to help mother Scout, and add a feminine influence. What to you think Atticus thinks of her visit? Scout? Jem?