Quotes That Show Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the most controversial, coming-of-age stories ever written. In 1930, Atticus, a lawyer, and Jem and Scout’s father, is tasked with defending Tom Robinson, a black man, accused of raping a white woman. Jem and Scout experience courage numerous times during the story. Courage is conveyed in the book as knowing you are going to lose but still doing it anyway. Some Characters that showed courage were Mr. Link Deas, Atticus Finch, and Boo Radley. Mr. Link Deas displays courage because he spoke out in court for Tom Robinson. He said, “ I just want the whole lot of you to know one thing right now. That boy’s worked for me eight years an I ain’t had a speck o’ trouble outa him. Not a speck.” Mr. Deas got kicked out of the courthouse after he shared that without being on the witness stand. This statement probably gave more information for the jury to think about, giving Tom a better chance at not being convicted. He didn’t have to do that for Tom, but he did anyway. …show more content…

Atticus honestly tried his best to win the case for Tom, but the town had already made their decision when they first heard of the case. It took incredible courage to defend a black man in the 1930s. He tells Scout “ Simply because we are licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” Atticus also displayed courage when he stood in front of the jail and protected Tom. He knew a mob of drunk countrymen would try to pull something and he was right. When the drunk mob arrived he told them “ You can turn around and go home again Walter, Heck Tate’s around here somewhere.” This mob had guns with them! It took a lot of bravery and courage to stand up to them, and not back

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