Who are some characters that change regarding Miss Stephanie Crawford in To Kill a Mockingbird?For example: Scout changes her feelings towards Miss Stephanie. She nomore believes her stories and...
Who are some characters that change regarding Miss Stephanie Crawford in To Kill a Mockingbird?
For example: Scout changes her feelings towards Miss Stephanie. She nomore believes her stories and learns not to listen to her comments.
I'm not sure that anyone in To Kill a Mockingbird takes Miss Stephanie Crawford very seriously, and some people (like Miss Maudie) recognize that since she is the source of much of the town's neighborhood gossip, she must be viewed with a skeptical eye. Scout is the most obvious person to change her opinion of Miss Stephanie. Scout believes and repeats the stories she has heard about Boo Radley until she is reminded by Miss Maudie that most of them are
"... three-fourths colored folks and one-fourth Stephanie Crawford."
Scout eventually discovers for herself that Boo is not to be feared, and she sees that much of Miss Stephanie's information comes from unfounded gossip--and that her neighbor can't be trusted. Scout also finds that Miss Stephanie can be rude and hateful when she is made the butt of several of Miss Stephanie's jokes at the Missionary Circle Tea.
Miss Stephanie becomes the recipient of change herself when Miss Maudie comes to live with her after Maudie's house burns down. Though nothing about Miss Stephanie seems to ever surprise Miss Maudie--and she does not approve of much of Miss Stephanie's words and actions--they are still friends, and they become roommates until her house is rebuilt. Miss Maudie, however, still won't reveal her prized Lane cake recipe to Miss Stephanie.
Dill doesn't think much of Miss Stephanie, though I'm not sure he ever changed his mind about her. He likens Miss Stephanie to a witch in Chapter 22 when he eyes her in the street and says,
"Just looka yonder," he pointed. "Every one of 'em oughta be ridin' broomsticks..."
Miss Stephanie must have made an impression on her "sweetheart," Dick Avery, who seems to be the lone male member of Miss Stephanie's gossiping group.