To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Describe the relationship between Scout and Miss Maudie Atkinson.

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Scout has a friendly relationship with her compassionate neighbor Miss Maudie Atkinson. Miss Maudie is not only a positive role model, but also Scout's faithful companion. Miss Maudie takes time out of her day to sit on her porch with Scout and keeps her company while Jem plays with Dill. Scout learns about Boo's background from Miss Maudie and can always trust that Maudie will tell her the truth. Maudie also allows Scout and her brother to play in her yard and routinely bakes them delicious cakes.

Scout considers Maudie a close friend and can always rely on her for comfort in difficult times. During the missionary circle, Miss Maudie calms Scout by grasping her hand when the other ladies make her feel uncomfortable. Miss Maudie also supports Atticus's decisions and encourages the children after their father loses his case. Overall, Scout and Miss Maudie have a close, friendly relationship, and Scout appreciates everything that Maudie does for her and Jem throughout the novel.

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