What are some lessons Scout learns from the adults in To Kill a Mockingbird?Quotes and page numbers would be greatly appreciated!

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bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Naturally, Scout discovers many things from her father, Atticus. She learns about the importance of pride through her conversations about Mr. Cunningham's entailment problems (Chapter 2). Atticus explains to her about tolerance when he tells her that in order to understand a person she must first 

"... climb into his skin and walk around in it." (Chapter 3)

Atticus teaches her that her use of the "N" word is "common"
(Chapter 9). She recognizes the definition of humility after Miss Maudie explains why Atticus had never told his children about his marksmanship skills (Chapter 10). Miss Maudie also explains why it's a "sin to kill a mockingbird" (Chapter 10). Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra show her how a true lady should behave in the midst of questionable examples of proper ladylike behavior at the missionary circle meeting (Chapter 24). Reverend Sykes demonstrates the high esteem in which Atticus is held when he instructs Scout to stand in his honor following the trial (Chapter 21).   

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