Why did Mayella think that Atticus was making fun of her?

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Posted on (Answer #1)

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.

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Posted on (Answer #2)

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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