Examples Of Heroism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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A lot of people see heroes as people with superpowers, but heroes are ordinary people. Heroes don’t need special powers or abilities, everyday are soldiers or even lawyers. A hero isn’t someone who stands on the sidelines watching, heroism is thinking of others before yourself, risking one’s life, doing what’s right no matter other’s opinions, and definitely not being a coward
Being a hero comes naturally to people when you follow what you believe in. Firstly, when everyone acknowledged Tim Johnson, in To Kill A Mockingbird,by Harper Lee, as a mad dog, Atticus was left to shoot the dog. “The rifle cracked, Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over, and crumpled on the sidewalk in a brown and white heap”-pg 126. First of all, this quote displays heroism because instead of attempting to run away and hide, Atticus decided to defend the town from the mad dog. Words that show heroism are, “The rifle cracked”, Atticus was willing to shoot a gun even though he hadn’t fired one in years. Additionally, he was courageous enough to prioritize the needs of others instead of his own. If Atticus were to have had missed any of his fired shots, the consequence could’ve been dire. Subsequently, Atticus proves himself to be a hero by defending Tom Robinson, from To Kill A Mockingbird, had been accused of raping Mayella Ewell, and Atticus was aiming Tom Robinson when he was assigned the case. His family was making a fuss over defending an African American, then he said,”I’m simply defending a negro,
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