She hates her house and loves gardening; when her house burns down, rather than grieve she starts planning her new home. He shows Scout how sometimes you can pretend to be someone you're not so people will be more understanding of you. This whole neighborhood could have gone up. When Aunt Alexandra is depressed and bitter over the townspeople's leaving Atticus to do the right thing all by his lonesome, Miss Maudie speaks up for the small group of like-minded people in. Racist views often come from being unfamiliar with another race. He is also the garbage man of Maycomb, and took away the dead rabid dog, Tim Johnson.
Just like Atticus, she sees Tom as a human being who deserves respect and to be treated as an equal throughout his time in court. The woman perceives them as adults and does not shrug off their judgments. Miss Maudie rarely says anything hurtful to others and believes everyone should be treated fairly. He refuses, and a student explains to Miss Caroline that Ewell children don't attend school. Due to her family's living situation, Mayella has no opportunity for human contact or love. Main article: Atticus Finch is the middle-aged father of Jem and Scout Finch.
We should leave them alone, and let them do whatever it is that they are doing in that house. Miss Maudie and Miss Stephanie Crawford Contrast: Miss Stephanie is always picking on Scout but Miss Maudie treats Scout more like a friend. Aunt Alexandra may not always agree with the course of discussion, but she refuses to be confrontational outside of her own family. She is a friend of Alexandra Hancock. Miss Maudie is also a widow. Avery'll be in bed for a week-- he's right stove up.
I can see this happening Finally from what I can observe, Miss Maudie does not believe it any type of gossip. Retrieved on July 11, 2008. He's one of four people who can read at the First Purchase African M. Batter should be smooth but look slightly granular. Therefore she is scornful of the many white people who go to the trial simply to ogle at Tom and who treat it as a way of passing the time in a carnival atmosphere.
A woman used to do the right thing, no matter how hard it turned out. A lifelong Maycomb County native, Miss Maudie knows who's who and what's what in their sleepy corner of the deep South. She is a and spends the most of her time with her brother Jem and best friend Dill. Zeebo The town garbage collector who is also Calpurnia's son. She is an example of how one person's actions can have an effect on a lot of people and she elucidates the hardships that surround the Tom Robinson case.
She treats Scout and her brother with the utmost respect, more like adults than children. Witty How do we know this? In each of the stereotypes, notice that the racist has not 1 metthe group 2 has never read any history of the group or 3 isscared that what he has been taught is true. Usually this hatred stems from anirrational fear of different lifestyles or beliefs. They were originally from Clanton, Alabama; and are rumored to be Republicans. After taking the teenagers to court, Mr.
The motive behind discrimination is usually hatred or tomake fun of people from another race, often due to ignorance,irrationalities, hatred, or all of the above. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. Calpurnia is a mother herself and raised her son, Zeebo, to adulthood. Lee 56 Miss Maudie is a woman of nature that seems to hate when she is inside of her house. This character is believed to be based on author , a childhood friend of Harper Lee. He behaves rudely when she tells him to go home, wash his hair, and come back clean the next day.
Although he was a good shot, he does not like to mention the fact as he does not like the thought of having an advantage over people. Scout also learns how to deal with others, including the Finch family housekeeper, Calpurnia, and her aunt, Alexandra. And Miss Maudie's equal-opportunity respect extends to African-Americans, too. However, towards the end of the book, Scout views Calpurnia as someone she can look up to, and realizes Calpurnia has only protected her over the years. He makes sure that Helen can pass safely by the Ewells' after Tom is arrested.
Miss Maudie is never afraid to speak her mind and can be witty when she is making sure that she is making her opinion clear to others. Crawford is one of the first on the scene after a loud gunshot is heard behind the Radley house. He warned Miss Caroline that if Burris wasn't released from class, he might try something that would put their classmates at risk. Miss Stephanie always has the latest gossip on things so Miss Maudie tends to play jokes on Miss Stephanie. This recipe below is by way of Emma Rylander Law, Mrs.
Scout is the only one of the novel's primary three children Dill, Jem, and herself to see and speak to Boo Radley during the course of the novel and realize that he is harmless, despite her initial fear of him. She firmly believes that all the things going around about Mr. Although most everybody in town knows that the Ewells are a disgrace and not to be trusted, it is made clear that Tom Robinson was convicted because he is a Negro whose accuser is white. X is his name, and not his initial. He hints that black people are not as good as white people while talking about Hitler during current events.