Atticus teaches his daughter the importance of controlling her temper, exercising perspective, and protecting innocent, defenseless beings. Atticus also teaches Scout the definition of real courage and acts as a positive role model in her life.
Calpurnia teaches Scout the importance of treating everyone with respect, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Calpurnia also teaches Scout an important lesson on code-switching during their visit to First Purchase African M.E. Church.
Miss Maudie teaches Scout the importance of humility and not taking pride in one's God-given talents. She also shows Scout how to remain positive when faced with adversity. Miss Maudie elaborates on Atticus's lesson regarding the importance of protecting innocent beings in chapter 10, and she helps increase Scout's perspective on her small town.
Dolphus Raymond teaches Scout the negative effects of prejudice and informs her that the older she gets, the less she will notice racial injustice on an everyday basis.
In chapter 24, Aunt Alexandra teaches Scout how to maintain one's composure in difficult times. After Atticus informs them that Tom Robinson was shot and killed attempting to escape Enfield Prison Farm, Aunt Alexandra demonstrates her composure by concealing her emotions and continuing to behave like a gracious host in front of her company.