Deem Is Right In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the early 1900’s, one’s ethnicity, financial status, education and popularity were many factors in determining one’s place in society. Along with the day to day life, those factors shown to have an effect on one’s say in many situations. In spite of this, Harper Lee enunciates the idea that with great courage, anyone (of any background) can stand for what they deem is right, even with foreseen inevitable consequences and obstacles. She displays this in her novel To Kill A Mockingbird. In consequence of Atticus defending the case of Tom Robinson, a black man, in a racist era, both of his children Scout and Jem get attacked by Bob Ewell. We also see Mrs. Dubose, who’s suffering from a morphine addiction, discontinue its use fully aware she will be in pain. Doing what is right is more important to her than continuing her bad habit. Not only does Boo Radley put his innocence at risk but, he also seeks more attention towards him which is not what he wants hence being excluded from society after living a miserable childhood. Courage means fighting for what is right, no matter what the cost. We are introduced to Atticus, a prospect lawyer who is a father of two, and whose job and beliefs sometimes get in the way of his relationship with his family. For instance, during Aunt…show more content…
We see the dangers Atticus succumbs his children to for defending a black man and the division it brings in his family; we see Mrs. Dubose’s physical and emotional challenges she endures because of her fight to end her painkiller addiction, and we even witness Boo Radley’s close call with the police. All acts of bravery, despite their challenges. At last, analogous to Martin Luther King when he decides to fight for black privileges and gets killed, the people who have the courage to stand for what is just, are just as cautious to every penalty that takes
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