Mrs Dubose

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Mrs Dubose by Mind Map: Mrs Dubose

1. Jem and Scout's Neighbour

1.1. Jem gets angry and destroys the majority of her flowers in her front yard, his resulting punishment being reading to her every day for two months. Scout joins him when they do this and they notice a strange pattern with the alarm clock.

2. Known to be mean

2.1. Scout introduces her as "Plain Hell"

2.2. Comes of as a really bitter woman

2.3. When she dies Scout and Jem discover that she wasn't actually that mean, she was just overcoming an addiction and she was a very opinionated lady

3. Elderly

3.1. Is in a wheelchair

3.2. Is Dying

3.2.1. Is addicted to morphine, she overcomes this addiction close to her death so she can die with a clear mind without drugs.

4. Always sits on the porch criticising the passers by

5. Has a black maid named Jessie

6. Harper Lee uses Mrs Dubose's character as a metaphor for things not being as they seem. never judge a book by its cover.

7. Looks Like

7.1. In a Wheelchair

7.1.1. "She put her hands on the wheels of her wheelchair" pg. 110

7.2. Elderly

7.2.1. "She was very old" pg. 108

7.3. Uncontrollable drooling

7.3.1. "When she drew it away it trailed a long thread of saliva"

8. Beleifs and Values

8.1. Racist

8.1.1. "Not only a Finch waiting on tables, but one in the courthouse lawing for Niggers!" pg. 108

8.2. Old Fashioned and Proper

8.2.1. "Do't you say hey to me, you ugly girl! You say good afternoon Mrs Dubose" pg. 108

9. Acts Like

9.1. Has a CSA Pistol

9.1.1. "It was rumored that she kept a CSA pistol concealed among her numerous shawls and wraps" pg. 108

9.2. Vicious

9.2.1. "You ugly girl!" pg. 108 (unprovoked)

9.3. She is ill and had fits from morphine withdrawal.

9.3.1. "She is an old lady and she is ill" pg. 109

10. How Others See Her

10.1. Intolerable

10.1.1. Scout introduces her as "Plain Hell" pg. 14

10.2. Mean

10.2.1. "She was Vicious" pg. 108

10.2.2. misunderstood, couragous "I wanted you too see something about her, i wanted you to see what real courage is" pg. 121

11. Motivated by

11.1. determined to dies tiwh dignity, without morphine.

11.1.1. "she meant to break herself of it before she died, and she did" pg. 120

11.2. Racial Prejudice

11.2.1. "Not only a Finch waiting on tables, but one in the courthouse lawing for Niggers!" pg. 108