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The differentiation in several peoples character is what turns a good book into a great book Although it may seem that Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra have nothing in common besides the Ladies Missionary Society that is not completely factual Both have many of the same perspectives and qualities in common The contrasts and comparisons of these to characters assists the reader by placing letting the reader know them individually and helps by placing them into Maycomb Society From the very beginning of the book we are introduced to Miss Maudie the watchful caring concerned neighbor Miss Maudie is and women younger or about the same age as Atticus who feels that time spent inside is time that is wasted This is one of the major ways that Jem Scout along with the rest of the town see her Miss Maudie is also one of the few adults that Jem and Scout respect She also has and appreciated and very obvious influence in their lives The children respect Miss Maudie because she talks to them like they are adults and she talks to them with respect She does not find it necessary to boss them around if there is something that she feels needs to be done she will ask them and reward them for their promptness After tom Robinson dies and Atticus asks Cal to go with him to tell Helen Alexander feels that the town is expecting way too much of Atticus but Miss Maudie knows and reassures her that it is only because he is one of the few men that they expect to actually do the right thing To the Finch family Miss Maudie is the caring loving person who will always be there to help out Both Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra are active members of the Ladies Missionary Society and in other ways are a lot alike although the reader may have to look hard in the book and
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