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To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes To Show Courage Essay

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Prathana karki Block 4th Ms.bose How TKAMB teaches about courage? Courage is an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. From the Bible to made-up stories; very old stories to Hollywood movies,our culture is rich with excellent stories of courage for the greater good. From David fighting Goliath in the Bible, the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz who gathers the courage to face the witch, to Harry Potter and stars war, kids are raised on a diet of heroic and motivational stories. History books tell colorful stories of social advocators, such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King , who chose to stand out against terribly unfair treatment at great personal risk. Small business…show more content…
Atticus showed his children that he was a brave man when he stepped into the street to face down a dangerous dog. Although he didn't believe that act was especially brave and he was completely not interested in proving anything to his children but Jem and Scout were proud of, and impressed by, his courage in such a dangerously unsteady situation. But shooting something wasn't really Atticus' idea of courage. He looked courage on a more thinking-related level, as a moral thing, not as something that can be proved with a weapon. During 1930s, white people were considered superior than black people and there was racism. Atticus being a white men also showed courage by going against the Maycomb people and willingly defended Tom Robinson, a black men. Due to that he was often called N-lover by other white people. Despite of those criticisms given by many of the town’s people, he did his best to defend Tom. He said, "If I didn't I couldn't hold my head up in town, I couldn't represent this country in legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something".(page 75). On page 149, Atticus says : “Son, I told you that if you hadn't lost your head I'd have made you go read to her. I wanted you to see something about her. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you…show more content…
He knew that being an officer of the court, withholding information from an investigation could have thrown him in jail. Nonetheless ,doing what is fair and right is Atticus’ way of thinking. Boo had performed a great deed by saving Jem and Scout’s life. Atticus knew that exposing Boo would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "killing a mockingbird." Because a mockingbird does no harm instead it provides beauty and sings melody songs. So killing something that is harmless is like destroying the innocence. Therefore, Atticus chose to protect Boo from the people rather than abide by the law and his "honest" ways he was so accustomed to follow. That takes
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