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09/08/2019

In To Kill A Mockingbird Compare and Contrast Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maudie?

QUESTION
In To Kill A Mockingbird Compare and Contrast Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maudie?
Be very specific. I have a huge essay. Tell me a lot of similarities and differences. Thank You.

ANSWER
Aunt Alexandra’s concern for Family causes her to go head to head with her brother Atticus, whose defense of Tom Robinson, Aunt Alexandra thinks, might endanger the Finch reputation. In the end, however, it’s family affection that looms largest for Aunt Alexandra.

Miss Maudie’s respect for others is based on sympathy. Unlike Atticus, she can’t be a lawyer or face down a lynch mob (or maybe she could), but perhaps her local influence is still potent despite being exercised in tea parties rather than courtrooms, and provides an example to Scout of how being a lady doesn’t necessarily mean having your selfhood squished out of you.

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