– loves anything that grows from the ground
-hates the indoors
-she dresses in men’s coveralls and a straw hat.
She is different from other women. In this time, women stayed inside and did housework but Miss Maudie Atkinson would rather be outside and work with plants and flowers and she hates being inside.
-That Boo’s real name is Arthur
-That he always spoke nicely to people when he was younger
-He wasn’t crazy until he got shut up in that house
-Doesn’t know why she stays inside all day, but Baptists are afraid of women and she gives this as a reason why he stays inside
– Miss Maudie also doesn’t believe in some of the rumors about Boo
This shows Scout that Boo wasn’t always crazy, something that she believed before.
It shows Scout that Boo Radley is just another person and the rumors going around Maycomb are made up to make him sound crazier than he actually is. He is a human person.
Miss Maudie explains why he went crazy and why he might stay inside all day.
-He tells lies so that people will like him
-His lies are intended to make him sound interesting so people will want to hang around him
-He jumps from relative to relative, but no one really wants him around, leaving him lonely
-He reminds the children that “Mr. Radley is doing his own business, if he wanted to come out, he would
-He is teaching them a lesson about respecting people
-Atticus thinks that they are making fun of him and putting his life’s story on display for the neighborhood
-I think Atticus is right, because Scout, Dill, and Jem have no right to criticize and make play of Boo’s life without walking into Boo’s shoes
and seeing what it’s really like
-This could also hurt Boo, because it could make him feel like a freak, as if he is so wierd and unusual that the children want to make a play about his story.