To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Compassion Quotes

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threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. You understand?” (249)

(2)In this passage, Atticus once again walks the line that God wants every christian to walk, living by the Bible. Atticus sacrifices his dignity, his honor, and his feelings for Mayella, Mr. Ewell’s daughter. He is putting the interests of Mayella, being saved from being horribly treated by her heartless father. Many people would feel some sympathy for a person like Mayella, but not enough to where they would want to be spat on, cursed at, or threatened by someone who wants to kill them. This is exactly how Mr. Ewell is described
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(2)In love instead of revenge, Atticus shows compassion through his caring responses to the suffering and sour Mrs. Dubose, despite her hurtful opinions about him. (4)Expressing what one must do if their in a tough situation, Atticus uses Mrs. Duboses’experience as a perfect example for someone who, as Atticus describes it, sees a situation through. (3)Compassionately, Atticus puts others best interests and feelings ahead of his own, such as willing to be spat at, cursed at, and have threats thrown at him, in order for Mayella Ewell to be saved from harsh treatment by her father. Now why are these attributes that have been listed so crucial? Because Atticus 's’ teachings through repaying evil for evil, searching for the positive things in a unpleasant time, and considering others rather than yourself, are perfect pictures of the teachings and expressed love of Christ. Atticus, throughout the unfolded story of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” shows how a person simply walks in the footsteps of Christ, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (New International Version, 1st Corinthians
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