How Does Jim Finch Show Courage

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Courage is not the absence of fear. courageous people feel fear most of the time but manage to overcome that anxiety and replace it with bravery no matter the cost, they take and dominate them. In the Novel To kill a mocking bird written by Harper lee Atticus Finch the father of Jean Louise and Jim finch show more courage than anyone in the book.
Courage is shown by Atticus finch when he decides to defend Tom Robinson in the court trial. Atticus knew the consequences of supporting tom because of his skin and how bad segregation was in his town. He knew the community of Maycomb would dislike his actions and call him and his family names like “negro lover”. Scout asks Atticus why he was defending Tom he says“ The main one is if I didn’t I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again”(Lee 86). Atticus could not live to know that he did not serve justice in his county, and that even though he would be called names or looked at differently, Atticus would still be doing the right thing. …show more content…

Tim Johnson, the mad dog had rabies, when a dog has rabies you have to kill it so it would not spread around to people. When the neighbors are trying to see who would shoot the dog Atticus takes the gun and with one look, he shoots the struggling dog. Atticus does not like guns he believes that guns do not make men brave but when the struggling dog was in pain and had to die he did not hesitate to shoot it.” you were a little to the right, Mr.Finch,” he called “Always was, ”answered Atticus. ”If I had my ‘druthers I’d take a shotgun”(Lee 110). Even though Atticus does not like guns and has not used a gun in about thrity years he still has the courage to shoot down a dog that was in pain and in need of help. Atticus went out of his way to protect those that lived in Maycomb county with out letting his worries get the best of

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