How Does Lee Show Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a novel by Harper Lee, and was written as an educational novel. It was published in 1960 and in 1961 won the Pulitzer Prize. The plot and characters are based on the observations of the author of her neighbors when she was ten years old. The novel is known for its humor and warmth, despite the serious situations of things like rape and racism. The father of the narrator, Atticus Finch, has become a model of morality for many readers, as well as an example of an honest lawyer. He shows human courage, which gives us the idea that Atticus is a common and inconspicuous man he is represented from the eyes of the children, who are getting some heat from all his actions. There is an idea in the novel that children have a sense of justice and become prejudice only under the influence of others. This idea comes from a lawyer Atticus, a man of honor, who is doing good although he isn’t expected to. His arguments for heroism are “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what”(Lee 115). The work "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee provides his ideas about the power of racial prejudice, inequality, and…show more content…
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 93). This bird symbolizes of an innocent man. Children of Mr. Finch desired to kill the bird in a harmless neighbor Arthur Radley, from who they did the imagination monster. The world hunting for the mockingbirds. The courage, honesty, and integrity aim to protect this submissive creature, who is pleasing the world with the songs. The courage is a capability to protect the bird in yourself, your family, and in the rest of the
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