Miss Maude Atkinson Miss Maude is part of the world where “fragrant ladies rocked slowly, fanned gently, and drank cool water” (24 53) Miss Maude lives across the street from the Finch’s. She’s a very optimistic person and is utterly obsessed with her garden. “Miss Maude hated her house: time Spent indoors avgas time wasted. She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men’s overalls, but after her O’clock bath, she would appear on the porch. ” (5. 5) Mrs.. Maude Atkinson emphasizes the theme by having respect for all?even those
Who don’t necessarily deserve it. She has the rare ability to act the same to children as she does to adults: “She had never told on us, had never played cat- and-mouse with us, she was not at all interested in our private lives” (5. 36). Miss Maude sees the kids as slightly-less-experienced adults, and treats them like that. “Miss Maude puzzled me. With most her possessions gone and her beloved yard in shambles, she still took a cordial interest in Gem and Xi’s affairs,” Mrs.. Maude Atkinson emphasizes the theme by having respect for all?even those who don’t necessarily deserve it.
She has the rare ability to act the same to yard in shambles, she still took a cordial interest in Jeer and Xi’s affairs,” Miss Maude sets the mood and supports the works tone by adding ‘goodness’ to the story. To kill A Mocking Bird is full of evil, but that doesn’t stop Mrs.. Maude from letting her loving spirit shine. Throughout the book she constantly has a positive attitude and uses her sharp tongue to counter meanness rather than to perpetrate it; like when Miss Stephanie tries to spread tales Of Boob’s fearsomeness, Miss Maude doesn’t.
Instead, she just refuses to listen, and miles With a nod to just forger Her equal-opportunity respect extends to African-Americans, too. When Aunt Alexandra is depressed and bitter over the townspeople’s leaving Tactics to do the right thing all by his lonesome, Miss Maude speaks up for the small group of like-minded people in Macomb. Than to perpetrate it; like when Miss Stephanie tries to spread tales of Boob’s fearsomeness.