Calpurnia Aesera Coleman is a character from the 1960/1962 book/film To Kill A Mockingbird. She is the Finch's housekeeper. She is one of the only black people in the novel that can read and write, and it was her that taught Scout how to write.
In the novelEdit
Calpurnia is the housekeeper of the Finches. She stays home while Atticus is at work, providing protection, discipline, and love. She essentially also fills the maternal role for Jem and Scout after their mother's death. Scout initially does not like Calpurnia, and appears to think of her as the wicked stepmother to her Cinderella. When Scout disrespects a student, Calpurnia scolds her. Thoughout the novel, the more Scout matures, she starts to realize that Calpurnia is actually just there to protect her for years.
Calpurnia owns a house close to the Finch's house, and serves as a housekeeper at the Finch's house. One of the only black people in the novel who can read and write, she taught Scout how to write. She has been mentioned as having many children, one of them Mr. Zeebo, her eldest son. She grew up with Atticus, as she is only a few years senior of him.