So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take,” (lines 23-29, pg 249.) Atticus showed empathy towards Bob Ewell, and his kids.
Atticus showed a lot of strength and dignity by resisting any sort of retaliation he could have made.
Atticus did not think Bob Ewell would go as low as hurting his very own kin but in the end, Mr.
Ewell went after the little Finches to get back at Atticus.
Scout’s first lesson about being flexible with decision making is when she is taught that sometimes it’s necessary to bend the rules.
“Sometimes it’s better to bend the law a little in special cases,” (lines 25-26, pg 33.) One example of this is that Scout bends the rules Miss Caroline has given her.
Scout says: “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it? Radley, although he is not their “real” father, Boo has become a person much like their very own father Atticus in their eyes.
”(Line 25, pg 317.)Scout knows that Boo is innocent in the act that he has done. Boo does many kind things for the children such as leaving them little presents in the tree house.
He taught his son to care for others, no matter how filthy their sins are.
Atticus teaches his children the mockingbird lesson: “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The mockingbird lesson is that you should never show aggression towards someone that has never done any little thing to harm you.