Who Is Miss Maudie Exceptional In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Have you ever thought of it this way, Alexandra? Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we’re paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.” -Miss Maudie. (Lee, Harper chapter 24) In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird one of the more interesting characters happens to be Miss Maudie Atkinson. Miss Maudie proves her extensive knowledge of Atticus, as well as her wisdom behind the peoples’ ways in this quote. Because people trust Atticus they know he will do the right thing. She proves time and again that she knows more about Maycomb county than anyone else. Friend to both Jem and Scout, Miss Maudie always proves that she possesses exceptional characteristics. On a daily basis Scout and Jem witness Miss Maudie’s abilities to know more about life and their father than they. She shows her kindness to Jem, Scout and Dill when she invites them to have a piece of cake. Jem and Scout always view Miss Maudie as being kind, wise, and loyal.
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During a women’s tea Miss Maudie compliments Scout on her looks, and asks where her usual attire (overalls) might be? Scout answers her and says that she has them on under her dress. When the other ladies laugh at Scout Miss Maudie simply holds her hand and sits quiet. (22) this validates just how kind Miss Maudie acts toward others. The next scenario where Miss Maudie acts out of kindness is when it snowed in Maycomb. While most people probably would not have let Scout and Jem take the snow from their yard Miss Maudie does not object. She asks what they want it for but does not in any part of that event act rudely and tell the children to keep out of her yard and not touch her snow. “She loved everything that grew in God’s earth, even the weeds.” (5) Over all Miss Maudie always attempts to act out of kindness to everything that
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