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by Harper Lee

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How did Atticus try to protect his family?  

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Atticus does his best to protect his family by absorbing an extensive amount of criticism from his community without negatively responding. Atticus' ability to control his emotions and behave in a tolerant, peaceful manner, protects his family by deescalating much of the tension surrounding the case. When Jem destroys Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes, Atticus makes his son read to her as a punishment, even though Mrs....

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