After the trials, Atticus meets Bob Ewell on the street and he is threatened by him. Then, Bob Ewell says he will get back at him and spits at Atticus. Obviously, anyone’s id at this point would be to do something about it and maybe spit back. However, Atticus’s superego tells him to keep calm and keep his reputation of being a polite and good man and convinces his ego to do so. “Miss Stephanie said Atticus didn’t bat an eye, just took out his handkerchief and wiped his face and stood there and let Mr. Ewell call him names wild horses could not bring her to repeat” (Lee 217). Atticus’s superego also reassures him that if he didn’t do anything about it, Bob would get all the hate of Atticus out of him and not do anything to them anymore. “‘We don’t have anything to fear from Bob Ewell, he got it all out of his system that morning’” (Lee 218).