Following the incident outside of the Maycomb jailhouse, Atticus explains to his children mob mentality. He demonstrates his perspective by defending Walter Cunningham's character. Atticus says,
"Mr. Cunningham's basically a good man...he just has his blind spots along with the rest of us" (Lee 97).
In Chapter 20, Dolphus Raymond tells his secret to Scout and Dill. He then tells Scout that her father is different from most people in Maycomb. He demonstrates his perspective on society by telling Scout,
"Miss Jean Louise, you don't know your pa's not a run-of-the-mill man, it'll take a few years for that to sink in---you haven't seen enough of the world yet. You haven't even seen this town, but all you gotta do is step back inside the courthouse" (Lee 123).
In Chapter 23, Jem has a conversation with Scout about the different types of folks in Maycomb. Scout comments that she believes there is just one kind of folks, but Jem disagrees with her. He says,
"I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time...it's because he wants to stay inside" (Lee 139).
In Chapter 24, Atticus interrupts the missionary circle to tell Alexandra and Cal that Tom Robinson is dead. After Atticus explains that Tom was shot while he was attempting to escape, Alexandra says, "This is the last straw, Atticus" (Lee 144). Atticus urges her to look at the situation from a different perspective. He says,
"Depends on how you look at it...What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of 'em? He wasn't Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner" (Lee 144).
In Chapter 25, Scout reads Mr. Underwood's editorial. Mr. Underwood took a different perspective on Tom's murder than the other citizens of Maycomb. Scout mentions,
"He likened Tom's death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children..." (Lee 147).