After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I.
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 24. Scout sees her Aunt Alexandra’s strength of character after Atticus tells her of the death of wrongly accused Tom Robinson. She is upset and angry at some of the women at her missionary circle tea who could have given support to Tom. But she composes herself and graciously serves them, repaying their selfishness with her kindness. The normally hotheaded Scout sees that having the courage and strength of a lady like her aunt has real value.