Resilience In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“America 's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom”(Benazire Bhutto) is what Benazir Bhutto built her life work upon by building a government standing for these ideals in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto was the first female leader of Pakistan. How even under scrutiny from her own people, and even deadly terrorist groups still brought democratic reform to the country. In contrast the fictional character from To Kill a Mockingbird how defended a innocent black man from the death penalty. What 's remarkable about this is he willingly through his reputation into the gutter, and even got massive retaliation from the citizen of Maycomb. Therefore what unites Benazir Bhutto and Atticus Finch in both being a hero 's is their resilience. …show more content…

Resilience is shown in both of these heroes, as they took on noble tasks, while knowing it was futile. However Attikus and Bhutto stilled tried to just make a miniscule difference in their society. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus took Tom Robinson case, and even he admitted that a all white in the deep south would convict a black man on sight. Even so Atticus said that if he didn’t defend Tom Robinson he “couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man”(Lee 104). This demonstrates Atticus resilience as he has been willing to fight a losing battle just to demonstrate his convictions; a non racist judicial system in Maycomb, Alabama. Comparatively Benazir Bhutto also showed resilience by even when she was in exile in England, she still “launch(ed) a nationwide campaign for open elections.”(Benazir Bhutto Biography) in Pakistan. The dictator of Pakistan essentially said that if she stepped foot in Pakistan she’d be arrested. Despite this Bhutto still envisioned a democratic Pakistan. Eventhough any logical person could tell that her cause was going to no avail, and still Bhutto was resilient enough to still attempt to bring a better life to the Pakistani

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