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Fill in the blanks. When Atticus says that he is "not for preserving polite fiction at the expense of human life," it shows that he values ____________ over ____________. The "fiction" here refers to ____________.


justice, mercy, the notion that all Southern women are delicate flowers in need of protection


conflict, harmony, the notion that a white woman's word always trumps a black man's


fairness, comfortable convention, the notion that Mayella Ewell is completely virtuous and pure


compassion, punishment, the notion that all African-American men are sex-crazed monsters


forgiveness, enforcement, the notion that all men are innocent till proven guilty

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