Atticus Finch Courageous

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is based on a small town in Alabama called Maycomb County; taking place in the 1930’s where there was a substantial amount of racism, many denizens of the community were chauvinists and stuck to the common prejudice opinion on African-Americans. With few people that strayed from the common opinion, it caused Atticus, an egalitarian man, many difficulties with his two children and his job as a lawyer. Atticus, being the strong willed, diligent man he is pushes through, no matter the circumstance. Throughout the novel, Lee exemplifies Atticus Finch as courageous to establish that true courage is when one knows he is bound to fail before he begins, but persists on seeing through even though it may go against the common opinion. Atticus displays courage when taking on a case he knows he cannot win, even though the majority of Maycomb County disagrees with his decision, he proceeds knowing that it is the right thing to do. Lee depicts Atticus as being courageous by showing that he does not mind others opinions on his case . After being confronted by her classmates about her father defending an african-american man, Scout asks Atticus why people are against him, in response he states that, “I’m simply defending a negro...there’s been some high talk around town to the effect that I shouldn’t do much about defending this man. It’s a peculiar…show more content…
Lee introduces Atticus’ courage outside of his job by illustrating that even though people may not agree with his ways of raising his children, he raises them the way he deems suitable. After hearing Atticus and aunt Alexandra argue about her being more like a lady, Scout explains that, “Aunt Alexandra 's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace
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