Miss Maudie Character Traits

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Maycomb, Alabama is a stubborn town adamant about it’s societal ways. Being a southern state, post Civil-War, in a prominent time of bigotry in the United States, the social pyramid is unmelodious, unrelenting, and undeniably anchored. The vast majority of the town-folk only instigate this, causing the town to be abrasive and divided. Fortunately, there are those few people such as Miss Maudie Atkinson, who defy the societal norms and shed small beams of light and onto the town. While studying Miss Maudie I was able to attach a symbol, character traits, a color that represents those character traits, and pinpoint a scene in the book that best exemplifies her character. The symbol that was attached to Miss Maudie was a bright light. …show more content…
Occasionally, these vibes can be represented as a color. Bound to Miss Maudie is the color of green. Green is chosen for Miss Maudie because it is a mixture of blue, yellow, and green. Blue, for her depth, confidence, maturity and wisdom. Ms. Atkinson exhibits these traits while she does not let the comments from the staunch baptists about her “going to hell for her azaleas” affect her, but also did not debase or vilify their beliefs merely because they disagreed with her. She taught the children to respect all and to not make haste to judge. Yellow, for her energy and intellect. Miss Maudie is one of the most thoroughly educated people in all of Maycomb. Her intellect is ever present when she speaks and the issues and topics she speaks of. Her soul and energy are adored by the kids and Scout deems her as “The best lady she knows.” Green, for her relationship with nature. Her gorgeous and nurtured azaleas and her ruler of “Loving everything that grows in her garden, even weeds” represent her affection and perpetual attention to nature. Another character that is somewhat parallel to Miss Maudie is Dolphus Raymond. This comparison meaning that both are wise, educated, and intelligent. Dolphus Raymond is accepting of both races and is very wise. The scene during the trial in which Dolphus Raymond gives Dill his coca-cola and tells Scout and Dill why he …show more content…
The scene that best connects Miss. Maudie is when she is defending Atticus from the ridicule of Mrs. Merriweather, Mrs. Perkins, and Miss Stephanie Crawford in the Missionary Circle. Miss Maudie spoke up independently, intellectually, and authoritatively. Miss Stephanie Crawford singles out Scout and asks if she wants to pursue law, and also laughs along with the others when Scout tells the women that her britches are under her dress. Miss Maudie does not laugh at Scout, and comes to the defense of her by giving the women an indignant glare. An outside example that correlates to this scene occurred in the movie The Blind Side. LeAnne Tuohy is a modern southern woman of Tennessee, she is strict but loving, Christian, and intelligent. One night, after her son’s school play, she saw a young African American boy sitting on the curb in the parking lot. It was freezing and he did not have anything to wear but an old t-shirt. It was around nine o'clock at night, and he had no family or home to go to. She takes Michael in for the night, feeds him and gives him the couch to sleep on. Her family later ends up adopting Michael. Her friends had heard about what LeAnne had done. This was very controversial to them, as is Atticus taking the trial of Tom Robinson was to the people of Maycomb. LeAnne attends lunch with her

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