Atticus talks to the children about "gentle breeding." At one point Atticus tells Scout to "stop the noise" and Scout breaks out crying. Why was Scout crying? In a dialogue with a classmate who doesn't understand, explain it to him/her.
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Atticus is unlike any parent in Maycomb. Atticus teaches and parches exactly what he practices. He has brought his kids up with the understanding that all people deserve respect. He has taught them to believe in the capacity of human goodness despite ignorance, racism and classism. Atticus feels pressured by his sister to speak off "good breeding" with Scout. This, however, goes against everything that Atticus has taught his kids about being human. This sounds t=so strange and artificial to Scout that it scares her, she begins to cry. Scout's reaction isn't a failure on Atticus's part rather than a testament to the very enlightened morals and values that he has instilled in his children.