Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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In the ____ novel written by Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most notable themes presented by the author is courage; which is shown through one of the main characters, Atticus Finch.The novel concentrates on the Finch family and the circumstances that Atticus and his two children face over a time frame of three years. He was one of the most prestigious lawyers in the small town of Maycomb,during the Depression Era,where racial segregation led to the incarceration of an innocent black man. He not only displayed moral courage but as well as physical courage when necessary all while teaching hs. Lee suggests that courage in To Kill a Mockingbird, is being able to stand up for what you believe in regardless of the consequences.

Harper Lee incorporated her insight on what courage looks like through the example of Atticus. Atticus is put to the ultimate test when he chooses to defend an African American male being wrongfully imprisoned. Atticus, feels it is necessary for him to defend Tom Robinson, unlike most of the high profile lawyers in the town. Atticus’ conscience restricts him from denying Tom as a client, he is mindful that without his help, Tom Robinson would not have a fighting chance to prove his innocence. An example of Atticus’ compassion is when ___ says, “quote that shows that atticus loves everyone”. The reality of Tom’s situation is how irrelevant a black man’s word against a white man’s, who in this case is Bob Ewell. Tom is aware that he…

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