Miss Maudie and Calpurnia

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1. Miss Maudie: optimistic

1.1. "Always wanted a smaller house..." pg. 78

1.1.1. She says this after her current house burns down and she seems to make light of the situation.

2. Calpurnia: Sees everyone as equal

2.1. "...anybody sets foot inthis house's yo' comp'ny..." pg. 30

2.1.1. Calpurnia tells Scout that Walter is welcome in the house even though he is very different and to treat him well.

2.2. 'They's my comp'ny." pg.123

2.2.1. Calpurnia did not see what was wrong with bringing white children to black church because she saw them as equals.

3. BELIEFS & vALUES

3.1. Miss Maudie:Baptist

3.1.1. "I'm just a baptist." pg. 50

3.1.1.1. Miss Maudie is explaining to Scout that she is not an extremely strict foot washer and religion is just a regular part of her life, her life does not revolve around it.

3.2. Miss Maudie: Caring

3.2.1. "She loved everything that grew in God's earth, even the weeds." pg. 48

3.2.1.1. Scout tells that Maudie is a ver kind and caring person with a good heart. 'even the weeds.' shows that she can love those who no one else loves which is a very good quality.

4. ACTS LIKE

4.1. Miss Maudie: Civilised

4.1.1. "Her speech was crisp for a Maycomb county inhabitant." pg. 48

4.1.1.1. Explain

4.2. calpurnica: gruff

4.2.1. “Her hand was as wide as a bed slat and twice as hard.” pg. 12

4.2.1.1. Explain

4.3. Miss Maudie generous

4.3.1. "Soon as i can get my hands clean and when Stephanie Crawford's not looking, ill make him a lane cake." pg. 79

4.3.1.1. a lane cake at the time was incredibly time consuming and difficult to make

5. MOTIVATED BY

5.1. Miss Maudie: Faith

5.1.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #)

5.1.1.1. Explain

5.2. Calpurnica: loyalty, to the finches and to the children, who have no mother

5.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #)

5.2.1.1. Explain

5.3. Miss Maudie: belief in the town and it's people

5.3.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #)

5.3.1.1. Explain

6. HOW OTHERS SEE HIM OR HER...

6.1. miss maudie: seen as sinful by religious extremists

6.1.1. "...Foot-washers believe anything that’s pleasure is a sin. Did you know some of ‘em came out of the woods one Saturday and passed by this place and told me me and my flowers were going to hell?" pg. 50

6.1.1.1. Mennonites (amish) come by her house and tell Miss Maudie she is going to hell because of her gardening.

6.2. calpurnica: Mother figure by Scout and Jem

6.2.1. "i had felt her tyrannical presence as long as i could remember" pg. 12

6.2.1.1. Explain

6.3. Calpurnica: indespensibe

6.3.1. 'Alexandra, Calpurnica's not leaving until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but i couldn't have got along without her all these years."

6.3.1.1. Explain

7. LOOKS LIKE

7.1. Miss Maudie:Beautiful

7.1.1. "...she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty." pg.48

7.1.1.1. Explain

7.2. Miss Maudie: few gold teeth

7.2.1. "...when she grinned she revealed two minute gold prongs clipped to her eye-teeth.

7.2.1.1. Explain

7.3. Calpurnia: negro

7.3.1. "Again I thought her voice strange: she was talking like the rest of them." pg. 123

7.3.1.1. Calpurnia takes the kids to her own church and she argues with another woman using words like them.

8. TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED TO THIS CHARACTER

8.1. Miss Maudie: Fire

8.1.1. "Always wanted a smaller house..." pg. 78

8.1.1.1. In this section Miss Maudies house burns down. The reader knows that anyone in their right mind would be concerned by this but Miss Maudie plays it off and manages to be optimistic in this situation, as unhappy as she may be.

8.2. Calpurnia: Tom's death

8.2.1. "yes sir,' she murmured, fumbling at her apron." pg. 239

8.2.1.1. Calpurnia has just heard of Toms death and she is obviously stunned. She is faced with the task of helping Atticus to break the news to his wife.

8.3. Calpurnia: no longer of use

8.3.1. "We don't need her now." pg.140

8.3.1.1. Aunt Alexandria tries to persuade Atticus to fire Calpurnia but Atticus refuses as she is part of the family.

8.4. Calpurnia: Scout

8.4.1. "...anybody sets foot inthis house's yo' comp'ny..." pg. 30

8.4.1.1. Throughout the book Calpurnia is constantly doing her best to discipline Scout and help her be more ladylike as Calpurnia is the motherly figure in her life.