Mockingbirds contribute to society the way real mockingbirds sing and entertain us with beautiful music to our ears.
Scout says: “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it? Radley, although he is not their “real” father, Boo has become a person much like their very own father Atticus in their eyes.
”(Line 25, pg 317.)Scout knows that Boo is innocent in the act that he has done. Boo does many kind things for the children such as leaving them little presents in the tree house.
Atticus has a lot of innocence to him, he is a good man.
Although Bob Ewell spat in his face, he thought Bob was all talk.
Scout agreed with her father to read every night if she goes to school and never mentions a word about it to her teacher.
In my opinion, another example of “bending the law,” is that Atticus Finch and the little Finches (Jem and Scout) bend society’s laws.Atticus did not think Bob Ewell would go as low as hurting his very own kin but in the end, Mr.Ewell went after the little Finches to get back at Atticus.Another example of his empathy teachings is the understanding and respect he has towards Mrs. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with.Dubose even though she says cruel things about him. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does.Atticus is a very responsible parent who teaches his children the lessons they need to become honest and dignified people later in life.He teaches them not to judge someone before they really get to know them.So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take,” (lines 23-29, pg 249.) Atticus showed empathy towards Bob Ewell, and his kids.Atticus showed a lot of strength and dignity by resisting any sort of retaliation he could have made.He taught his son to care for others, no matter how filthy their sins are.Atticus teaches his children the mockingbird lesson: “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The mockingbird lesson is that you should never show aggression towards someone that has never done any little thing to harm you.