What does Miss Maudie admire about Atticus?I didn't understand this question.

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Old friends of the Finch family, the widowed Miss Maudie Atkinson obviously has strong feelings for Atticus. She is one of the few people to whom the usually serious Atticus exhibits his humorous side, and Maudie jokingly calls him a "devil from hell." She considers Jem and Scout as equals and friends, partly out of respect for the way Atticus has brought them up. Maudie knows that Atticus is one of the few men in Maycomb who treats all people equally and always acts the same way around everyone. She later tells Jem that Atticus is one of "the men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us." She tells them how he is "civilized in his heart" and explains his humility concerning his nickname, "One-Shot" Finch.

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