How Does Miss Maudie Symbolize In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Miss Maudie Atkinson demonstrates an Azalea flower because she is one of the few unprejudiced residents of Maycomb, making her stand out because of her beliefs. An example of one of her beliefs,”’There are just some kind of men who—who 're so busy worrying about the next world they 've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results (Lee 45).’" As well as her beautiful garden which stands out from Maycomb, Miss Maudie has a beautiful kind-hearted soul with strong and supportive opinions. Being the children 's closest adult friend, she shares and advocates Atticus’ views and teaches the children about life.
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose is symbolized as a bed because everytime the children went to see her after they got in trouble for destroying her camelia garden, she was found lying in bed because of her conditions. Her and her house were in bad shape as she was elderly and battling her addiction (Lee 106-107). In particular, this vintage bed is not made, symbolizing withdrawal and that Mrs. Dubose had some problems and were trying to combat her morphine addiction with peaceful reading and company. The clean white bed symbolizes how she died clean of morphine.

Mr. Nathan Radley is considered a gun because his personality is explosive and dangerous. He is known to turn to violence at the
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Tom Robinson is portrayed by a Mockingbird because Mockingbirds do not harm others, they only sing for us. Tom is wrongly accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, when in actuality he is a helpful, hardworking, and honest man who was helping Mayella with her chores around the house. Tom Robinson does not hurt Mayella Ewell in any way but he does dare to feel sorry for her because of her loneliness and financial state which is why he was willing to help her around the house. Tom Robinson’s pity on Mayella Ewell is seen as unfathomable and is not accepted by the court. As shown on page 197, ”’Mr. Gilmer smiled grimly at
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