To Kill A Mockingbird Bravery

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When people think about bravery, they tend to perceive it as confidence, determination, and selflessness. For example, the typical protagonist of a story, superman. While these people are indeed courageous, society tends to overlook acts of bravery within their community or of people around them. In To Kill A Mockingbird there are multiple acts of bravery performed that can also be overlooked by other characters in the novel or by readers. The acts of bravery in the novel demonstrate how courageous acts reflect on the characters ' development in morals. Expand. In To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee demonstrates how one 's personal morals and integrity can lead to acts of self-sacrificing courage to defend beliefs which may not be…show more content…
For example, when Atticus calls "Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look a picture this evening," (PAGE NUMBER) despite Atticus knowing of Mrs. Dubose 's views of him being a horrible parent who doesn 't take care of his children and "trash" who supports racial equality (he treats her good). Harper Lee portrays Mrs. Dubose 's attitude through the eyes of Scout to show how the children view their father as a fearless character, "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." Page 134. This quote demonstrates how Scout originally thinks bravery is a man behind a gun, but can acknowledge that her father being kind to even the most cruel characters, is an act of bravery as well. Atticus is courageous in making the decision to treat everyone as equals, because although he knows he and his children will be unaccepted by Maycomb 's society, he still stands up for what he believes in. Transition bob ewell"I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I 'll gladly take." Atticus throughout the novel tries to understand Bob 's perspective and "walk around in his skin", which is a main theme Atticus strives to teach his children in the novel. Bob Ewell 's pusillanimity of blaming his actions on Tom, who is underprivileged because of his status, impaired Tom 's life resulting in his death.Transition When Atticus represents Tom in court, he defends Tom as an innocent man, not as a black man. Harper Lee demonstrates this in the novel in multiple ways throughout the novel. When the mob gathers at the prison intending to kill Tom, Atticus waiting outside portrays
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