Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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The novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is a moving book by Harper Lee. It follows the harsh reality of Maycomb while exploring an important theme of courage throughout. A black man, Tom Robinson is wrongly accused of raping a white woman. Atticus Finch bravely takes on the case to defend Tom Robinson to prove his innocence.
Courage is an important element conveyed in this novel which is portrayed by many characters such as Miss A devastating accident occurs when Miss Maudies’ home burns down due to a fire late at night. And yet Miss Maudie is able to stay optimistic towards this unfortunate event and instead comfort Jem and Scout. “Always wanted a smaller house, Jem Finch.” She does not show remorse to herself but looks on the bright side of things rather than mourning over something that she cannot change. Lee effectively symbolises the inspiring role of Miss Maudie and emphasises how buoyant she is. “Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now !” Miss Maudie is even staying positive about her plants, despite that gardening is a big part of her life. Lee skilfully represents a perspective of Miss Maudie to the readers that reveals a brave side of her. “Don’t worry about me, Jean Louise Finch.” She would preferably get on with what has happened without moping around, this is a valiant act by Miss Maudie. Another key moment would be Atticus audaciously taking on the mad dog.
Atticus successfully play a critical role in the reoccurring theme of courage. Atticus…

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