Miss Maudie In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Miss Maudie Atkinson is a widowed sharp-tongued neighbor, and a long time family friend to the Finch family. To Kill A Mockingbird, a novel written by Harper Lee in 1960, is a story that takes place in the 1930’s, about two young children (Jem and Scout) being raised in a small town in Alabama Their father is a lawyer who defends an African-American and is judged by most of the white towns folk. Miss Maudie is one of the few people who supports Atticus defending Tom, and is Jem and Scouts best grown-up friend. Throughout the novel Miss Maudie stands up for Atticus when both the children are upset with him, and when people talk badly about Atticus defending a black man, or talk bad about African-Americans in general. Miss Maudie is willing to be treated badly by other people to stick up for her friend.…show more content…
Jem and Scout go across the street to Miss Maudie’s house to talk to her about it. In chapter ten, page 102., Miss Maudie tells the children,“You’re lucky, you know. You and Jem have the benefit of you father’s age. If your father was thirty you’d find life quite Different” This means that Miss Maudie stands up for her friend even though it might not make Jem and Scout happy. Another time that Maudie stood up for Atticus, is when he is trying to explain the main moral of the story, “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” Maudie says, “Your father is right, mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people's gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don't’ do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Miss Maudie is agreeing with Atticus, she is sticking up for what he says. Miss Maudie will stand up for Atticus, her friend, when his children are when they might be questioning what he
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