To Kill a Mockingbird

When Scout tells Atticus what Mrs. Dubose has been calling him, what is his response? What lesson does he teach Scout during this conversation?

chapter 11

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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.