So far, things were utterly dull: nobody had thundered, there were no arguments between opposing counsel, there was no drama; a grave disappointment to all present, it seemed. Atticus was proceeding amiably, as if he were involved in a title dispute. With his infinite capacity for calming turbulent seas, he could make a rape case as dry as a sermon.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 17. Atticus’s calm and reasonable demeanour at the trial makes her feel safe. After all of the drama, chaos and harsh criticism of Atticus leading up to it, she begins to feel better once it starts. But things are far from right at this trial, as she will soon learn.