To Kill a Mockingbird

Why does Lee use Miss Maudie to explain Atticus' role in the community?

Chapter 22

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Miss Maudie represents a sober look at the town and Atticus's role in it. She is both empathetic and fair,

"I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them." (ch 22)