Miss Maudie a.k.a. "Chameleon Lady"
Miss Maudie recognizes the value that children have on the influence of the older generations in Maycomb. This is evident in her allowing Jem, Scout, and Dill access "to play on her lawn, eat her scuppernongs [so long as they] didn't jump on the arbor" (Lee 33). Furthermore, she understands that in order for there to be change in her town that the innocence of the children needs to be preserved and ultimately recognized as valuable, especially by the hypocrites in Maycomb. This concept is represented in her direct response to Scout when she questions the existence of Boo Radley. Miss Maudie ultimately corrects Jean Louise's presumption saying "his name is Arthur, and he is alive" (Lee 34). ***Students will need to provide two pieces of textual evidence to support their rationalizations.***
Why has Harper Lee included Miss Maudie as a main character?
Students will need to use two pieces of textual evidence as they formulate their response to this question