To Kill a Mockingbird

to kill a mocking bird

when scouts tells atticus what mrs.dubose has been calling him what is his response? what lesson does he teach scout during this conversation?

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Scout asks Atticus what a nigger-lover is, and he says that it's just a meaningless term. He asks Scout to consider where Mrs. Dubose comes from. Her anger and ignorance are a result of a very painful life. Atticus adds that he is indeed "nigger-lover", because he does his best to love everybody.