To Kill A Mockingbird - Miss Maudie and Calpurnia

To Kill A Mockingbird:
Miss Maudie and Calpurnia
TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED
TO THIS CHARACTER
Miss Maudie: Fire
"Always wanted a smaller house..." pg. 78
In this section Miss Maudies house burns down. The reader
knows that anyone in their right mind would be concerned by this
but Miss Maudie plays it off and manages to be optimistic in this
situation, as unhappy as she may be.
Calpurnia: Tom's death
"yes sir,' she murmured, fumbling at her apron." pg. 239
Calpurnia has just heard of Toms death and she
is obviously stunned. She is faced with the task
of helping Atticus to break the news to his wife.
Calpurnia: no longer of use
"We don't need her now." pg.140
Aunt Alexandria tries to persuade Atticus to fire
Calpurnia but Atticus refuses as she is part of the
family.
Calpurnia: Scout
"...anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny..." pg. 30
Throughout the book Calpurnia is constantly doing
her best to discipline Scout and help her be more
ladylike as Calpurnia is the motherly figure in her
life.
LOOKS LIKE
Miss Maudie:Beautiful
"...she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty." pg.48
Miss Maudie: few gold teeth
"...when she grinned she revealed two minute gold prongs clipped to her eye-teeth.
Calpurnia: negro
"Again I thought her voice strange: she was
talking like the rest of them." pg. 123
Calpurnia takes the kids to her own church and
she argues with another woman using words
like them.
HOW OTHERS SEE HIM OR HER...
miss maudie: seen as sinful by
religious extremists
"...Foot-washers believe anything that’s pleasure is a sin. Did you know some of ‘em came out of the woods one Saturday and passed by this place and told me me and my flowers were going to hell?" pg. 50
Mennonites (amish) come by her house and tell
Miss Maudie she is going to hell because of her
gardening.
calpurnica: Mother figure by Scout and Jem
"i had felt her tyrannical presence as long as i could remember" pg. 12
Explain
Calpurnica: indespensibe
'Alexandra, Calpurnica's not leaving until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but i couldn't have got along without her all these years."
Explain
MOTIVATED BY
Miss Maudie: Faith
Quote or Evidence (Including Page #)
Calpurnica: loyalty, to the finches
and to the children, who have no
mother
Quote or Evidence (Including Page #)
Miss Maudie: belief in the town
and it's people
Quote or Evidence (Including Page #)
ACTS LIKE
Miss Maudie: Civilised
"Her speech was crisp for a Maycomb county inhabitant." pg. 48
calpurnica: gruff
“Her hand was as wide as a bed slat and twice as hard.” pg. 12
Miss Maudie generous
"Soon as i can get my hands clean and when Stephanie
Crawford's not looking, ill make him a lane cake." pg. 79
a lane cake at the time was
incredibly time consuming and
difficult to make
BELIEFS & VALUES
Miss Maudie:Baptist
"I'm just a baptist." pg. 50
Miss Maudie is explaining to Scout that she is not an
extremely strict foot washer and religion is just a
regular part of her life, her life does not revolve around
it.
Miss Maudie: Caring
"She loved everything that grew in God's
earth, even the weeds." pg. 48
Scout tells that Maudie is a ver kind and caring person
with a good heart. 'even the weeds.' shows that she can
love those who no one else loves which is a very good
quality.
Calpurnia: Sees everyone as equal
"...anybody sets foot inthis house's yo' comp'ny..." pg. 30
Calpurnia tells Scout that Walter is welcome in
the house even though he is very different and to
treat him well.
'They's my comp'ny." pg.123
Calpurnia did not see what was wrong with
bringing white children to black church because
she saw them as equals.
Miss Maudie: optimistic
"Always wanted a smaller house..." pg. 78
She says this after her current house burns
down and she seems to make light of the
situation.
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