If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night just as we always have. Is it a bargain?” “Yes sir!” Pg. 41.
This quote shows that Atticus is flexible. This happens when Scout doesn’t want to go to school because her teacher told her she is not allowed to read at home with her father anymore. So Atticus makes a compromise with Scout. Atticus tells Scout if she agrees to go to school that they will still be able to read every night together. This quote shows that Scout respects her father and his decisions that he makes. This is an important quote because it shows that Atticus is a very caring father towards his kids. He loves both his kids very much and wants to do what is best for them. Atticus does not want to make his kids unhappy. This is a great thing and shows Atticus is a loving man. Even though Atticus is a single parent he still spends time with his kids and talks things out. He let Scout talk about her dilemma with school and he solved in a gentle matter. This quote shows acceptance because in the book all Scout said about her schooling was how much she disliked it. She said she never wanted to go back to school. However, obviously things changed when she talked to her father, Atticus. Scout accepted the fact that she does have to go to school and get a hold of being properly educated. Even though Scout despised of going to school Atticus was caring enough to make a wise compromise. This made Scout accept the fact that she has to go to school.