Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1254 Words Dec 8th, 2014 6 Pages
Courage, the ability to do something that frightens you. The strength to ignore your fear and move on. The power to ignore what others say and to ignore common sense just to hurl yourself into the unknown and smile as you fall. Courage is the force that lets empires rise and allows axes to fall. The force that lets the hero save the world, or lets the villain watch it burn and breath in it’s ashes. Courage is a beautiful tool that can change everything in a split second. It is also an incredibly important factor in the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. One that shines through a man who refuses to stand down in the face of society so he can do what he knows is right. Two children’s ability to face a world of hate they didn’t know prior, and still move along. The single motion made by a single outcast that halted a monster’s evil.

Atticus Finch, the father of the protagonist Scout, defends the character Tom Robinson in court. Almost every resident in the little town of Maycomb believes that Tom is guilty of the crime he’s been accused of and they come quite close to despising the lawyer for defending him. But he never lets this bother him, he never lets the words, the thoughts, the actions of other men hurt him. Because he knows it’s the right thing to do. Despite what others say what others think he still walks the path he deems right. He walks his road and lets them watch with hate filled eyes, ignoring the venom that they spit.

“...If I didn’t I couldn’t hold up…

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