Examples Of Respect In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Be Respected, One Has To Be Respectful
Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, presents the idea that respect is demonstrated by using manners with oneself and others, even though others may not use their manners. Social justice requires respect because if one is respectful to another, it is a start to everyone being equal. The character of Atticus Finch displays respect and social justice by the way he treats others equally regardless of their social class, gender, and race. Atticus is respectful because he treats social outcasts fairly, even when others do not. Jim said, “Atticus never talked much about the Radley’s,”(15) when Jem would question him Atticus's only answer was for him to, “mind his own business and let the Radley’s mind theirs.”(15) Many of the townspeople in Maycomb circulate rumors about the Radleys. Atticus refrains from talking about them and then tells his children that they should mind their own business. Atticus is often found to be mindful of others and their reputations.
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He tells Scout, “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout you will get along with all kinds of folks, you never really understand a person until you see things from their point of view.”(30) He Atticus lives by the importance of being respectful, so he tries his best to always demonstrate respect for others. He does this by getting along with people of different genders. For example, he treats Calpurnia with his best manners. Even though she is the cook, he still respects her because she is a lady and he was raised knowing to respect

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