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Tolerance is when one is able to push aside their feelings toward something for an extended amount of time Many people tolerate different things like other people work and pets Tolerance can be positive or negative depending on what the subject targeted is In Harper Lees book To Kill a Mockingbird some of the main characters personalities are based on their tolerance level In To Kill a Mockingbird tolerance is a main quality used to define someone or something Tolerance can be taken in a positive or negative point of view In To Kill a Mockingbird Jem and Scouts dad Atticus tolerates their behavior throughout the story Tolerance can be taken to an extent where it will no longer benefit the person being tolerated In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus tolerates most things that Jem and Scout do but sometimes he tells them that what they are doing is wrong For instance What are you doing with those scissors Give me those scissors Atticus said Theyre nothing to play withpg 40 In this quote Atticus tells scout that what she is doing is wrong This is an example of positive tolerance because if he was not to say this she could of ended up getting hurt or cutting something Another way that positive tolerance is shown in the book is when Atticus goes to the jail to stay and protect Tom Robinson In the book it says In ones and twos men got out of the cars He is asleep dont wake him In this quote from the jail scene Atticus has to remain tolerant with Bob Ewell and the others with him If he did not remain tolerant then the scene would have ended badly If Atticus did not have a good tolerance level then he would have ended up arguing and woke tom up Although tolerance can be positive it can also be negative If Atticus was to never put his
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