Even as her house is burning, Miss. Maudie shows her concern for others. The next day, the children are surprised when they realize that she is attending to her regular business and in great spirts. They can not understand how she can be so happy when she has lost everything. The way she behaves following the fire show her bravery.
Mrs. Maudie is a really strong character within this book and right after the fire she is perfectly normal as if nothing had happened. Others around her are confused as to why she is so happy about the situation but her characteristics allow her to always look on the bright side and while she is a strong character, like Atticus, she does not discriminate against anyone and is much loved by those around her.