How To Show Moral Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” The novel, To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos of human behavior. Atticus, a protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird with high moral standards. Boo radley, a shy and innocent white man who was convicted for a crime that he didn’t commit. Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white female which is completely false. In the novel To kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses conflict and symbolism to show moral courage. First, Harper Lee uses conflict to represent the theme of moral courage. To begin with, Atticus shooting the dog shows moral courage because it showed bravery and…show more content…
Atticus taking over the case of Tom Robinson shows determination because it indicates his fearlessness to do what is right. For example, Atticus himself had said, “The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again”(Harper 100). Prior to this quote, it states fearlessness because Atticus would rather take the risk of losing prestige than to be seen as an racist coward. This also shows atticus a honest brave lawyer who understand the equality of people and justice. Proceeding to symbolism which is something physical or concrete that author uses to embody an idea. Harper Lee uses Symbolism to represent the theme of moral courage. First of all, Atticus symbolizes justice to show moral courage because he believes that all men should be equal and there shouldn’t be any sort of inequality. This can be seen though Atticus, a model of morality for many readers, as well as an example of an honest
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