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Mayella has never been treated kindly and with respect in her life. When Atticus calls her Miss Mayella, a terms of respect in society, she thinks he's making fun of her. Remember, Mayella is uneducated and has lived her life surrounded by poverty, a drunken father who beats her, and loneliness. She would have no idea that Atticus is showing her respect.
Mayella thinks that he is treating her abnormally, since she is not used to being respected by others. She is constantly scolded, lives with a drunk father, and she is uneducated.
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