To Kill a Mockingbird

characterize Mrs. Dubose. How does this fit into the town's habit of making assumptions without facts? explain

Identify mrs Dubose

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Mrs. Dubose

A mean, sick, very old woman who lives near the Finch family. Jem unknowingly assists her with her heroic attempt to conquer her morphine addiction, a fight that wins her Atticus's highest praises.


People assume that Mrs. Dubose is simply an angry, mean old woman. What they don't understand is that her behavior is a symptom of an addiction to morphine and the pain of dying.