What are two quotes with page numbers where Atticus teaches Scout to be fair in To Kill a Mockingbird?
I'm looking for two quotes for my paper that Atticus teaches Scout about fairness and justice. My thesis for my paper is: Despite all of the examples of fairness and justice not working in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout remains a believer in fairness and justice because of the strong teachings of Atticus. Thanks.
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Although Scout "was glad I'd done it" when she "rushed to Walter Cunningham's defense" at school, she had always felt guilty about the way she treated him at the dinner table--and about rubbing his nose in the schoolyard dirt--and she wanted to make amends by inviting Walter over to play. She even hoped Walter can "spend the night with us sometime." But her plans were put on hold when Aunt Alexandra objects "Because--he--is--trash..." Scout also agreed to give school--and Miss Caroline--another chance after wanting to quit after her awful first day in the first grade. Scout tried to be fair with Miss Caroline, explaining why Walter had no lunch money, but the new teacher responded by sending Scout to the corner and then "whipped" her hands. Atticus explained to Scout about tolerance when he told her that
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." (Chapter 3)
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