Heroic Acts In To Kill A Mockingbird

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What comes to mind when you think of heroic acts? Most people imagine major events where someone did something courageous. Harper Lee would argue otherwise. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee supports the idea of everyday heroes, people who don’t do anything major but still try their hardest to improve the lives of others. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are examples of large heroic acts. For example Boo Radley helpingederestly-ishfullnesslolygcyfvhbytctryvcjhkbmvhg Jem after the kids were attacked by Bob Ewell. But Boo had made several other small courageous acts to help the children leading up to this event. Boo would often leave trinkets in a small hole in a tree things like chewing gum, a broken watch, yarn, and a pair of Indian Head…show more content…
The community of Maycomb often shows its courage through minor acts. Such as when citizens of Maycomb put food on Atticus’s front porch after the trial. This small and minor act showed Atticus that he wasn’t alone in supporting Tom Robinson, and that many others felt the same way Atticus did after the trial. There was also the act of one of the Jurors, a Cunningham, who took “who took considerable wearing down - In the beginning he was rarin’ for an outright acquittal’”(Lee 222). This small act of courage, fighting for what the Cunningham thought was right took a small amount of courage and it almost saved a man’s life. Small acts of courage can make yuge differences in people’s live. But Atticus Finch takes this to a whole new level with his small acts of courage, he helps the whole community with his small acts of courage. Atticus is always trying his hardest to help out the community. He tries to help everybody he can giving help to Mr. Cunningham with his entailment but not asking for anything in return, knowing that Mr. Cunningham will eventually repay his debts in his own way. This act would later help Atticus as the previously mentioned Cunningham Juror helped Atticus out because of
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