To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What are some quotes, from Atticus, that show compassion in To Kill a Mockingbird? Include chapter and page number.

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Atticus is a caring and compassionate father in To Kill a Mockingbird. One quote by Atticus showing compassion can be found in chapter 11 when he is talking with the children about Mrs. Dubose. One day, after Mrs. Dubose hurls a particularly ugly insult at Jem, he proceeds to take Scout's new baton and use it to destroy Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes. Atticus instructs Jem to speak to Mrs. Dubose, and as retribution, Jem has to read to Mrs. Dubose daily. Soon after, Mrs. Dubose dies. Atticus explains that she was able to kick her morphine addiction because Jem reading to her served as a distraction. Atticus says, "According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew." He shows compassion to Mrs. Dubose in spite of the things she said about him.

In chapter 15 , after Atticus faces the Old Sarum bunch attempting to lynch Tom, he is speaking with the children about the events. Scout is confused because she thinks Mr. Cunningham is Atticus's friend....

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