Through his humility, wisdom, and courage, Atticus demonstrates a strong commitment to morality and desire to establish justice in his community. Atticus' moral compass influences his everyday actions, and his admirable qualities make him a popular figure in Maycomb. Although
In To Kill a Mockingbird Lee shows us many examples of her idea of courage; Atticus saves from the mob, as well as representing him in court, and Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem. Harper Lee’s idea of courage is when people do what is right even if it’s not the popular opinion or if other people are against them. Atticus protected Tom and stood up for him, even though the majority of the town disagreed with him.
Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, it is noticeable that Atticus has various roles as a father, lawyer, and social crusader. In Atticus’ many roles he shows courage and behavior, in many instances, throughout the story. By standing up for what he believed in a civilized and determined way. His strongest motivation, however, were his kids. He wanted to set a prime example for his kids and instill in them with a strong sense of moral values and he did exactly
Many people Question the definition of courage, it could be what a person does or even who they are. Courage is one of the most important things a person could have. For insists Guy Montag from the novel” Fahrenheit 451” shows acts of courage by standing up for something. Boo rabley from “To kill a mockingbird” does something to help somebody that takes courage. Last Eliezer from” Night ”which is a book that tells a life story of someone in the Holocaust Genocide, shows courage because he is in a life threating situation and stays strong the whole way through.
Atticus Finch is a hero because of his courage, courtesy and morals. Atticus is a courageous man who fights for what he believes in and is not afraid of others and stands up to evil. Throughout the book Atticus is not afraid of Bob Ewell and is willing to face him face to face, and refuses to back down. “Atticus told Miss Ruth not to fret, that if Bob Ewell wanted to discuss Atticus ‘getting’ his job, he knew the way to his office” (Lee 285). Atticus shows his courage, because he is willing to talk to Bob Ewell and is not scared of Bob’s threats.
In the novel the readers learn about the importance of integrity which means always doing the right thing. This theme is shown through several characters. Scout is a good example of integrity by how she reacts to the situation. Atticus take the case of defending Tom Robinson which is looked down upon by the community. For this reason, people tell Scout.
With Jem Finch being one of the main characters, his perspective shows up a lot through the book. Especially when it comes down to the Tom Robinson case, Jem gets very passionate and protective towards this case. Jem and Scout were raised by Atticus, to have manners, to not have harsh judgement, to give everyone a chance, and accept people for who they are. Jem shows this a lot when it comes to Tom’s case, he strongly believes that Tom is innocent and should not be charged in anyway. When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it.
In the novel, To Kill a MockingBird, Harper Lee illustrates the harsh treatment receive from the townspeople’s when he is order to defend Tom Robinson. When talking to his brother, Jack, Atticus explains that he hopes that his children will not catch Maycomb’s usual disease of racism and prejudice, he hopes his children will come to him. “I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers, instead of listening to the town.” When Scout asked Atticus if he was really a n***** lover, Atticus responded “I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name.
Nelson Mandela a very wise man once said these words, “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” What Nelson Mandela was saying is that, courage is not being fearless, yet courage is being scared and overcoming that that scares you. Courage as defined by Nelson Mandela can be seen throughout the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee. During this novel Harper Lee expresses courage throughout her characters. Three of the characters that show this courage the best are; Mrs. Dubose, Atticus Finch, and Scout Finch.
He tries to rouse his audience, proclaiming, ”Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” Atticus Finch tries to get the jury to realize that Tom Robinson hasn’t done anything wrong. He describes him as “Quiet, respectable, [and] humble,” to try to convince others of Tom’s good will and intentions despite his disability, race, and