To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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In Chapter 5 of To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Scout like Miss Maudie?

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Miss Maudie has a deal with the kids. If the kids keep out of her azaleas, they can play on her lawn and explore the vast lot in the back. They can also eat her scuppernongs if they don't bother her best plants, and she makes them cakes! Every time she makes a cake, she is nice enough to make three little ones for Scout, Jem and Dill. Scout's mother died when she was two, so the only motherly role models in her life are Calpurnia, their black cook, and Miss Maudie. Scout grows closer to Miss Maudie as Jem and Dill grow in their own male friendship. Scout starts having deeper discussions about life, Boo Radley , and foot-washing Baptists in chapter five. She even tells Miss Maudie, "You're the best lady I know" (45). Scout also explains that she and Jem have "considerable faith" in her because she never snitches on them or chases them out of her yard, and she isn't interested in their private affairs. "She was our friend," Scout says (45). Scout also grows closer to Miss Maudie as she feels...

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