Miss Maudie Atkinson

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Miss Maudie Atkinson by Mind Map: Miss Maudie Atkinson


1.1. Justice

1.1.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page# Believes in Atticus and approves of what he is doing, unlike many people in Maycomb.

1.2. Belief

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1.2.2. Quote or Evidence ( Including page #) Explain

1.3. Flowers/Garden

1.3.1. “time spent indoors was time wasted.” Miss Maudie is constantly rummaging through her mysterious garden. The flowers, particularly the Azaleas represent spirit and determination. They also symbolise the children and their innocnece.

1.4. Value

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2.1. Courageous

2.1.1. She doesn't hold the same views as others in Maycomb 'I don't know if it will help saying this to you... some men in this world are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us, your father is one of them'

2.2. Respectful

2.2.1. She understands Atticus' point of view. She displays a certain respect and kindness for the children instead of brushing them off like most of the other adults in Maycomb do

2.3. Wise

2.3.1. 'There are just some kind of men who - who-re so busy worrying about the next world they never learnt to live in this one and you can look down the street and see the results' She is talking about Nathan Radley who believes she sins by having a passion. She strikes out at those who think pleasure is bad.

2.4. Chameleon

2.4.1. "She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's overall's" She is a truly unique individual who follows her passions and can morph in any group or situation


3.1. Positivity

3.1.1. Her house gets burnt down yet she is almost happy and stays very positive, she tells Jem it's a good thing and that she now has space for more flowers She only focuses on the good things in life - her flowers, her relationships.

3.2. Loyalty

3.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) She is loyal to the people she likes/loves, she stands up for Atticus and Scout and Jem. She leads by example, she is loyal to Scout and Scout trusts her.

3.3. Emotion

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4.1. Quality

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4.2. Jack wants her

4.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #) Uncle Jack rates/10 mint. Jack constantly harasses her to marry him but she is still faithful to her dead husband.

4.3. Role Model

4.3.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #) Scout looks up to and respects her. She constantly answers Scout's life questions and assists with her problemes


5.1. Straw Hat

5.1.1. "She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's overall's" She loves gardening and always wears her straw hat which the kids use for their snowman at one point in the story

5.2. Old

5.2.1. 'I don't call fifty very old, not being wheeled around yet am I?’. She is a widow which means she has been married which means she's old. Every wrinkle represents a sad dark thought, the darkness remains in her throughout the novel.

5.3. Quality

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6.1. Her house gets burnt down

6.1.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) Quoted as thinking she accidently left the stove on which resulted in her house getting burnt down. She stays very positive though telling Jem her house was too big anyways and that she now has more room for her flowers

6.2. Justice/Fairness

6.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) She does not listen to Stephanie Crawford's negative connotations of negroes within Maycombs she is strong willed and likes to form her own opinions.

6.3. Racism

6.3.1. "The handful of people in this town who say that fair play is not marked White Only; the handful of people who say a 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.” She doesn't hold the same racist opinions unlike many of her friends

6.4. Family + Values

6.4.1. Quote or Evidence (Including Page #) She provides a mother figure for Scout and Jem for their mother passed away when they were young, she provides Scout with many moral lessons and guidance