Atticus is a courageous man and is also a good influencer to his kids, Scout and Jem. He teaches them that everyone matters in this world no matter how different someone can be. Harper Lee writes, "This case, Tom Robinson's case, is something that goes to the essence of a man's conscience-Scout, I couldn’t go to church if I didn't try to help that man."(104). This quote shows how much Atticus wanted to help out Tom even if he knows that the outcome will still be the same but if he at least tries he will not live with the guilt inside of him for the rest of his life. Not only did Atticus show courage, Boo Radley did as well.
Atticus honestly tried his best to win the case for Tom, but the town had already made their decision when they first heard of the case. It took incredible courage to defend a black man in the 1930s. He tells Scout “ Simply because we are licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” Atticus also displayed courage when he stood in front of the jail and protected Tom. He knew a mob of drunk countrymen would try to pull something and he was right.
(Lee 17). Ignited the small pride Jem had, as well as when scout sneered at him because she knew he was afraid. All of which these factor drove Jem to accept, and do the dare which was given to him by dill. 2. There are many “alleged” incidents that make Boo Radley a suspect to a man of violence.
What is true courage? Is it holding the door for a lady? Or maybe giving change to charity. According to Harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird. "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" (Lee 124).
Throughout the novel, Jem shows courageous behaviours and the courage definition changes over time, as Jem ages from 10 to 13 throughout the novel . At the beginning of the novel, Jem was 10 years old only , and his idea of courage is as simple as touching the side of the Radley house, and then only because "In all his life, Jem had never said no to a dare.”(pg.14). But as the story progresses, Jem learns more about courage and bravery from Atticus facing a mad dog (a literal scene of a dog with rabies that has to be put down) ,also from Mrs. Dubose's fight with addiction and her willingness to face her illness head-on although she knows that it's going to take her life. One of the most courageous act for Jem is when the mob confronts Atticus
Despite this fact, Atticus Finch is wise to accept Tom Robinson’s case due to the benefits to both his children and his community. By choosing to defend Tom Robinson, Atticus is choosing to teach his children morals and the value of standing up for what they believe in, rather than letting them fall victim to the racist hivemind of Maycomb. When Scout asks why Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, he replies “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100). By saying this, he is telling her that he could never in good conscience have the children listen to or respect him again if he did not
Atticus’ courage is shown in multiple ways through his court actions and his stand against racial discrimination. For instance, as a lawyer, Atticus defends the innocent, despite controversial thoughts of others, this is proven true in the Tom Robinson court case. During this discriminative period, most African Americans brought to court for an accused crime were deemed guilty, despite the clear evidence that proved their innocence. When Jem thought Atticus’ defense of Tom will bring Tom to justice, Reverend Sykes said: “I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man”(Lee 279). This proves Atticus’ courage because he chose to fight for a colored man to prove that he is not guilty of an alleged crime, despite knowing the usual outcome of the case and the disapproval he will receive from others.
The Mighty Little Scout Did you grow up in a racist community where the blacks and whites did not get along at all? To Kill a Mockingbird is by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is about how 2 children are growing up in a very racist community.
Prathana karki Block 4th Ms.bose How TKAMB teaches about courage? Courage is an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. From the Bible to made-up stories; very old stories to Hollywood movies,our culture is rich with excellent stories of courage for the greater good. From David fighting Goliath in the Bible, the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz who gathers the courage to face the witch, to Harry Potter and stars war, kids are raised on a diet of heroic and motivational stories. History books tell colorful stories of social advocators, such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King , who chose to stand out against terribly unfair treatment at great personal risk.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Jem learns the lesson of true courage through many impactful experiences, and he learns that courage is standing up, being selfless, and doing something even though you’re afraid of it. Jem was a child, only 10 years of age. His
"Courage is when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" According to Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer in Harper Lee 's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. "Real courage" is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus fits into this definition of what "real courage" is and demonstrates it several times throughout the novel. "The only thing we 've got is a black man 's word against the Ewells '.
After Atticus loses his trial, Jem notices that the Maycomb County justice system is broken and it needs help, “Then it all goes back to the jury, then. We oughta do away with juries. ”(294) This shows that Jem now understands that people are racist in everything and racism needs to be fought. On top of realizing that the justice system is in shambles, Jem realized that Tom Robinson’s case was very good at showing that.
This show how Jem discovers bravery by simply touching boo radley house also later in the book atticus shoot the mad dog which also shows bravery for saving the town. Jem becomes more mature later and breaks the oath of childhood when dill sneaks in the house and jem snitches. Second of all, Jem breaks the oath of childhood my telling on Dill. “ Dill's eyes flickered at Jem, and Jem
but then Jem says, “Don't do that, Scout. Set him on the back steps (Lee 319). After Jem says that Scout asks him why he didn't want her to smash it and Jem says, “Because they don’t bother you, Jem answered in the darkness. He had turned out his reading light.”
He proposes that he does not want to be punished by his parent because he fears his father 's punishment that he sneaked up on the Radley’s house. In the novel, the author implies: “I stomped at him to chase him away, but Jem put out his hand