What are similarities and differences between Aunt Alexandra and Maudie Atkinson in To Kill a Mockingbird (200 words each S and D with evidence and elaboration)?  

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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN MISS MAUDIE & AUNT ALEXANDRA

  • Both grew up at or near Finch's Landing.
  • Both are members of the Missionary Circle.
  • Both of the women refuse to attend the trial of Tom Robinson.
  • Both are excellent cooks.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MISS MAUDIE & AUNT ALEXANDRA

  • Miss Maudie is a Baptist; Alexandra is a Methodist.
  • Aunt Alexandra is "an incurable gossip"; Miss Maudie goes out of her way to mind her own business.
  • Aunt Alexandra tries her best to change Scout's unladylike ways; Miss Maudie accepts Scout for who she is and the way she is.
  • Aunt Alexandra always dresses immaculately, while Maudie wears coveralls most of the day while working in the yard.
  • Miss Maudie is a widow; Aunt Alexandra is married (barely) to Jimmy Hancock.
  • Miss Maudie is childless (apparently); Aunt Alexandra has a son and a grandchild.
  • Miss Maudie has a great sense of humor; Alexandra never shows a humorous side during the entire novel.
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