What Does Miss Maudie Symbolize In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, although Harper Lee shows how Maycomb can appear as racist, presents a side of simplicity and a family like town worth celebrating. Throughout the book, Harper Lee gives us many examples why Maycomb is not just a town, but one worth celebrating. An example of this appears when Miss Maudie’s house burns on fire. Around half way into the book Miss Maudie’s house begins to burn on fire. Many fire trucks arrive to put out the fire and the town people to see what happened and try to help out. Everyone in town comes, even those who usually stay inside. “‘Looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight, in one way or another. Jem there’s some wrapping paper in the pantry, I think. Go get it and we’ll’”(81). A simple sentence
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