To Kill A Mockingbird Hero Quotes

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“Heroes are made in the hour of defeat.” This quote, by the late Mahatma Gandhi, who was an Indian activist, perfectly encapsulates the meaning of a hero. A hero is someone who stands up for what he or she believes in, and confronts the evils that the person may face, no matter how big or small those evils may be. This is exhibited in both Harper Lee's Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird, and Markus Zusac's Hans Hubberman and Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief. Just like the quote eludes to, these characters stay resilient even when there seems to be no hope. Atticus stands up against a racist and unjust society. Hans Hubberman helps to fight back against the racist, anti-Semitic, and unfair Nazi Germany. And Liesel, supports and takes care of the poor as well as her friends. For these reasons, Hans,…show more content…
Hans and Atticus are obviously heroes because they help to fight back against a cruel and barbarous society despite the consequences. They do this because they trust it is the right thing to do. Liesel can also be a hero because she stood up for what she believed in by stealing from the wealthy and helping the poor. These characters come to life in the form of Emma Gonzalez, who is an example of a real life hero. She is actively taking a stand against gun violence undeterred from the reality that she is constantly receiving death threats and other forms of hate. Emma is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the Valentine's Day Massacre took place on February 14, 2018; she is now an activist, working hard for gun reform. Just like the heroes in the books, Emma is fighting against an immense sea of backlash in order to change her country for the better. Although fictional, these characters inspire us to be heroes in our own lives by demonstrating what it means to combat immoral practices and stand for what is right even in the face of
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