In Chapter 5 of To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Scout like Miss Maudie?
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Miss Maudie Atkinson treats Jem and Scout with respect and doesn't condescend toward them as many other adults do. Scout feels comfortable sitting in silence with Miss Maudie on her porch on the summer evenings, and she loves the cake that her neighbor bakes for them. Scout likes the "two minute gold prongs" that are attached to Miss Maudie's eyeteeth, and she appreciates the "cordiality" which,
... with a click of her tongue she thrust out her bridgework...
Scout admires Maudie's "crisp" speech and her sense of humor, especially in the clever conversations she has with her Uncle Jack. But most of all, Scout knows she can trust Maudie.
She never told on us, had never played cat and mouse with us, she was not at all interested in our private lives. She was our friend.
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