To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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In what way is Atticus optimistic?

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Other examples of Atticus' optimism in To Kill a Mockingbird:

  • Atticus explains to Scout about the payment system of Walter Cunningham Sr. for services rendered. " '... before the year's out, I'll have been paid,' " he tells her. And he is right: Cunningham pays with goods from his farm.
  • Atticus shows optimism about the trial when speaking with his brother, Jack. " 'I think we'll have a reasonable chance on appeal,' " Atticus says.
  • Atticus forces Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose in the hope that he will learn from his time spent with her.
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