In what way(s) does Atticus Finch show modesty in To Kill A Mockingbird?

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Atticus shows his modesty after the trial of Tom Robinson. Although Tom was, as expected, falsely convicted, his many friends among Maycomb's African American community are still very grateful for Atticus's efforts on Tom's behalf. They show their appreciation for Atticus by giving him a generous gift of food—hunks of salt pork, tomatoes, beans, and scuppernongs, which are a variety of grape.

Atticus is incredibly touched by this kind gesture, and his eyes start to well up as he sees the kitchen table groaning under the weight of all that delicious food. But he's also a very modest man, and so he asks Calpurnia to

Tell them—tell them they must never do this again. Times are too hard.

The story is set during the...

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