Ms Maudie

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1. "The handful of people in this town who say fair play is not marked White Only. The handful o f people who say fair trial is for everybody, not just us; the handful of people with enough humility to think, when they look at a negro, there but for the Lord's kindness am I. The handful of people in this town with background that's who they are."

1.1. Ms. Maudie is represents the side of good. She tells the Jem and Scout that Boo Radley had been a happy sweet child once and paints a picture of him as a person and not a boogie man like the others in the town.

2. Minding your own business

2.1. "The things that happen to people we never really know what happens in houses behind closed doors, what secrets-" page 51

2.1.1. She mids her own business because she believes it's not her business unless its told to her by the person who's business it is.


3.1. The fire

3.1.1. "Always wanted a smaller house, Jem Finch. Gives me more yard. Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” This concern shows how much Miss Maudie cared about her garden and that that was the most important thing to her.She quotes that it doesn't fase her that her house burnt down. Now she has more room for her flowers.

3.2. Concern

3.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) Explain

3.3. Concern

3.3.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) Explain

4. Miss Maudie is part of the world where “fragrant ladies rocked slowly, fanned gently, and drank cool water”

4.1. that Scout both desires and fears, but this rose never lets others forget her thorns.

5. "Always wanted a smaller house, Jem Finch. Gives me more yard. Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!”

5.1. Miss Maudie's garden is constantly a motivation for her throughout the book, for example when she has specific times just to water her plants.

6. Miss Maudie treats Jem and Scout as if they are young adults, and she does not agree or appeal to any of the gossip in town, even among her peers.

7. Things are never as bad as they seem.

7.1. Always see's things in a positive way, never looks at things negatively.

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9.1. Treating everyone equally

9.1.1. "I don't call fifty very old Not being wheeled around yet am I?"

9.2. Nature

9.2.1. "Always wanted a smaller house, Jem Finch. Gives me more yard. Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” A prime example of this is after the house fire, when Miss Maudie clearly states she was happy her house burnt down and that the only thing she cared about was her flowers

9.3. Truth

9.3.1. “His name is Arthur Radley and he is alive,” page 43 "That is three fourths coloured folks and one fourth stephanie crawford" page 50 These quotes describe the way in which Miss Maudie believes in telling the truth and not making things up or modifying the truth.


10.1. Proper

10.1.1. "MissMaudie i said one evening, do you think Boo Radley is still alive" "His name is Arthur and he is still alive" page 48 She acts very lady like and calls and respects people by their real names.

10.2. Strong inner

10.2.1. Miss Maudie’s joke embarrasses Miss Stephanie into holding her tongue, but perhaps it’s effective because it plays off the truth of Miss Stephanie’s desire to know everyone’s intimate secrets as well as if she were sleeping with them. You can tell what she's trying to do in the way that she acts.

10.3. positively


11.1. Her garden

11.1.1. Miss Maudie see's children such as Jem and Scout as less experienced adults and that is therefor her reason to help them out and teach them new things. Miss Maudie sees the kids as slightly-less-experienced adults, and so thats how she treats them.

11.2. children


12.1. Very opinionated

12.1.1. "I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them." This quote describes Miss Maudie's opinion on such things like Atticus being born to do an unpleasant job.

12.2. Speaks the truth

12.2.1. 'Your father’s right,' she said. '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.' chapter 10 this quote by miss Maudie justifies the true meaning as to why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, and she's certainly not lying.

12.3. Nice


13.1. Quality

13.2. Quality

13.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #) Unlike Miss Stephanie and Mrs. Dubose, however, Miss Maudie uses her sharp tongue to counter meanness rather than to perpetrate it. When Miss Stephanie tries to spread tales of Boo’s fearsomeness, Miss Maudie doesn’t just refuse to listen, or even just smile and nod and forget.

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