Martin Luther King Quote Analysis

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Martin Luther King Jr quotes: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” This quote explains that a man’s true colours and personality will be seen only when facing hard times and how the person would act while being put under pressure. Martin Luther King Jr uses the words controversy meaning; when stating an argument that an opposing party or large group of people strongly disagree with, and challenges meaning the hardships faced during the period of time, so that he is specific with what kinds of battles he is talking to the people about. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is a very well written book written by Harper Lee which focuses on the…show more content…
Atticus is the obviously the main character in the novel that shows courage and bravery by defending an African in court, even though he knows there is no possible way of winning the case he still must try to just so he can ‘uphold his sense of justice and self-respect’, because Atticus thoroughly believes that Tom Robinson is one-hundred percent innocent. Atticus stated: “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 you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”, he is still brave enough to stand up in front of the racist community and try to plead a black man innocent even though he, himself is a white man. Scout shows bravery throughout the text by always not being afraid to fight boys for example Walter Cunningham Jr. and Francis. She even shows bravery while trying to protect Jem when one of the members of the lynch mob picked Jem up by the collar, saying “I had leaped triumphantly into a ring of people I had never seen before… 'Don 't you touch him! ' I kicked the man swiftly. Bare-footed, I was surprised to see him fall back in real pain.” After kicking him in the crotch she said that she ‘aimed too high’ in a sarcastic manner, she also shows bravery Scout and Atticus both show courage and bravery throughout this novel and this was only some examples with evidences to prove the bravery shown in the text. Martin Luther King Jr’s quote “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” represents Atticus in the Tom Robinson court case by Atticus being put under pressure and then showing his true colours while trying to defend a black man in a very racist and corrupt
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