Who displays optimism in To Kill a Mockingbird? What is the cause for their optimism? What is the result?

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As was mentioned in the previous post, Miss Maudie displays optimism throughout the novel. She is a nature-loving, kind, sympathetic individual, who encourages Jem and Scout after the trial. She is a naturally optimistic person who has the unique ability to see the positive side of difficult situations. There are several notable scenes that display Maudie's optimism. When Maudie loses her home to a fire, she does not lament her loss, but rather celebrates the fact that she was able to get rid of her old home and spend more time outdoors. Maudie also sees Atticus ' efforts as a small step in the right direction for the community of...

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