Atticus Courage Quotes

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” (Nelson Mandela). This quote by Nelson Mandela reminds me of Atticus in the story To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus had enough courage to overcome any obstacle that stood in front of him defending him, his family, and Tom Robinson. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee many of the characters have similar traits. But, one character stands out more then the rest, Atticus. Atticus is shown being a courageous character multiple time throughout the book. Some courageous things Atticus did was taking the case of Tom Robinson, defending Tom from the lynch mob, and shooting the rabid dog. To begin with, Atticus is very loyal and stays loyal throughout the book. The most loyal thing Atticus had done in the book was he defended Tom Robinson from the lynch mob when they came to kill Tom just before the rape trial. Atticus was encumbering the mob from reaching the inside of the jail. Atticus was sitting outside as though he was expecting visitors. “‘ He in there Mr. Finch?’” (Lee 151). Atticus then…show more content…
Atticus afterwhile took the gun and took aim at the suffering dog. Atticus vividly shows bravery shooting the dog so the rabid dog couldn’t hurt anyone it crossed paths with.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is a very courageous character. His bravery, integrity, and loyalty all show what it means to be a true man and father. Atticus taught me many things about being courageous. For example, he knew he probably wasn’t going to win the Tom Robinson case yet he still gave it his all which showed his loyalty towards Tom. His children learned something from a great man like what color you are doesn’t define who you truly are inside.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York City: Warner Books, 1960.
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