To Kill a Mockingbird

Miss Stephanie Crawford Character Analysis

The Maycomb gossip. She’s a good Maycomb lady in that she’s active in the church and is very social, but Scout knows to not believe anything she says. Miss Stephanie very interested in Miss Maudie’s Lane cake recipe, but Scout shares with the reader that she doesn’t believe Miss Stephanie would be capable of baking the cake even if she had the recipe.
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Miss Stephanie Crawford Character Timeline in To Kill a Mockingbird

The timeline below shows where the character Miss Stephanie Crawford appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...school, Mr. Radley kept Boo at home from then on. Then—according to the neighborhood scold, Miss Stephanie Crawford—when Jem was little, Boo stabbed his father with scissors. Jem figures that these days,... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...the rumors surrounding Boo, but Miss Maudie insists they all came from black superstitions and Miss Stephanie Crawford. She says that as a boy, Arthur always spoke kindly to her, but she... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...the children that Nathan Radley shot at a black man in his collard patch and Miss Stephanie notices that Jem isn’t wearing pants. Dill explains that he won Jem’s pants in a... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...dirt and leads Scout in sculpting a mud man. At first the figure looks like Miss Stephanie , but Jem mischievously makes it look like Mr. Avery. Once he’s satisfied with the... (full context)
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...everyone else, especially Mr. Avery. She notes that she’ll make him a Lane cake when Miss Stephanie isn’t looking, since Miss Stephanie wants her recipe. (full context)
Chapter 10
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Atticus and Mr. Tate head back to town. Miss Maudie silences Miss Stephanie and tells Jem that Atticus used to be the best shot in Maycomb County. He... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...the street to see if Miss Maudie is going to court to watch. She isn’t. Miss Stephanie Crawford announces that she’s headed downtown, and Miss Maudie jokes to the children that given... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...deems this observation cynical and unbecoming, so Jem leads Dill and Scout outside. They see Miss Stephanie talking to Mr. Avery and Miss Maudie. Miss Maudie yells for Jem. Miss Stephanie starts... (full context)
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Outside, Miss Stephanie and Mr. Avery are still talking. Miss Rachel heads toward them as Dill says he’s... (full context)
Chapter 23
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Later, Atticus says later that he wishes Mr. Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco, while Miss Stephanie takes it upon herself to dramatically tell the story of Mr. Ewell spitting in Atticus’s... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...her dress, not meaning to joke. Miss Maudie doesn’t laugh like the other ladies, and Miss Stephanie teases Scout about wanting to grow up to be a lawyer. Miss Maudie touches Scout’s... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...realized that Tom was always going to be convicted. Meanwhile, Jem and Scout hear from Miss Stephanie that Mr. Ewell is thrilled with Tom’s death and has said that there are “two... (full context)
Chapter 31
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...and looks out. She stands in front of the window and in her mind, watches Miss Stephanie gossip with Miss Rachel while Miss Maudie gardens and children scamper around. She can see... (full context)