Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1218 Words Mar 31st, 2016 5 Pages
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr. To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) has many challenges in the duration of the novel, some of the mains are, the way Atticus Finch can just forgive, the way Scout is the person that must do the tough things and the way Mrs. Dubose shows bravery and courage in the hardest of times. How a person reacts at times of challenge and controversy is the ultimate test, a person could have and Harper Lee has written many challenges for many characters, moreover the characters Atticus, Scout and Mrs. Dubose.

Atticus Finch is the perfect example of a person who faces many challenges and controversies during the novel, especially when Bob Ewell comes up to him, and spits in his face. The way Atticus played Bob in the trial, he had to get some sort of vengeance, and being white trash as he is, he could only attempt to hurt Atticus physically. Atticus later says, that the reason he did that, the reason he took a beating was that so no one else would. "Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell 's shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that 's something I 'll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and I 'd rather…

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