For example an angry mob forms in front of the jail. “In ones and twos men got out of the cars. Shadows became substance as lights revealed solid shapes moving toward the jail door.” This shows the mob forming an obvious problem that could have been avoided if Atticus’ stayed out of the case. Again, more problems caused by Atticus taking the case, scout getting into fights over it. “Crooned softly nigger-lover.
Mrs. Dubose, Miss Maudie, and Atticus all have courageous characteristics that are described in the book. Mrs. Dubose is courageous when battling her morphine addiction because she fights even though she knows she might not win. Miss Maudie doesn't cry when her house burns down. Atticus keeps his head high even when the whole town is against him for defending a black man. These fearless characters play important roles to show Lee's great theme through the novel.
Now, although he may be better remembered as the leader of the lynch mob who wanted to kill Tom Robinson, we see a truly remarkable side to him as well when he serves on the jury for the Ewell vs. Robinson case. Atticus describes it as the following: “You might like to know that there was one fellow who took considerable wearing down - in the beginning he [Mr. Cunningham] was rarin’ for outright acquittal.” [Page 222] As this quote models, Mr. Cunningham stepped up and really made the jury rethink. Although the “inevitable” [Page 222] verdict was still guilty, the fact that the jury took several hours to reach a consensus proves that Mr. Cunningham played a crucial role in at least trying to get other white males to favor a black man, something in Southern society that would be
The evidence boils down to you-did-I-didn 't. The jury couldn 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word against the Ewells, '" Atticus solemnly explains this to his brother. First of all, Atticus demonstrates courage when he undertakes the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape. Atticus knows he won 't win the case and like Mrs. Dubose in her battle against morphine, he is "licked" before he begins. Nevertheless, Atticus knows that Tom is innocent and that he must fight for him, since no one else will.
Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee’s very definition, “Real courage is when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Courage comes up so many times in this story throughout almost every single character. The characters that I will be proving the acts of courage in in this essay are Mr. Heck Tate, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, Aunt Alexandra, and Miss Maudie. Theses characters may not show quite as much courage as some of the others but they do help prove what real courage is. Heck Tate is the sheriff of Maycomb County, which means his job is to protect and serve the people of his jurisdiction. I definitely think that he does this.
War lights the barrel keg within everyone reveling their true identity, by abandoning their past beliefs. Joseph Boyden illustrates the importance of cultural identity, throughout the novel Three Day Road. Xavier shows devotion towards his culture, by constantly trying to hold onto whatever reminded himself of it. Another character, Niska, betrays herself by abandoning her culture as a result of losing her identity. Elijah also completely strips of his cultural identity when he turns windgo.
“I want you to understand that courage isn’t a man with a gun in his hand,” (Lee 112). This is a quote spoken from a courageous man who put himself in other people’s positions and did not believe he was superior to African Americans like many in that time period. Atticus Finch is a lawyer, and also the father of Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The finches live in a small town called Maycomb during 1933, also known as the Great Depression era. Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female.
Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome. I had to have a homemade desert on the table for my husband every night” (Brown 3). Such experiences reflected her poetry, significantly. Pastan uses many poetic devices, such as metaphors.
Atticus is Courageous in “ To Kill a Mockingbird” Many books have characters that people fall in love with. Exciting things occur to the characters and they start to show their moral personalities. You start to see characters grow from the beginning. Despite of all the hatred in Maycomb, Atticus shows moral, physical, and emotional courage by defending Tom Robinson, in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. To begin with, Atticus demonstrates moral courage through his determination to defend Tom Robinson's case, despite of what his friends and neighbors have to say.
The Importance of Courage 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- MLK Jr. This quote is the perfect way to summarize the important lessons learned by Jem and Scout Finch in To KIll A Mockingbird. They learn these important lessons through various events and characters such as Tom robinson and his trial, Atticus Finch, and Mrs.Dubose. These events and characters shape Jem and Scout and the reader learns these lessons vicariously through them. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee the development of the characters of Jem and Scout display the importance of Courage as well as the evils of racism and prejudice.