Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird Essay
“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Haley. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about a journey the main characters, Jem, Scout, and Atticus take in defense of a colored man named Tom Robinson. Robinson was accused of raping a white woman named Mayella. Though Atticus is a dexterous lawyer, Robinson 's skin color is a detriment to his freedom. The jury used little discretion when deciding the outcome of the trial and he was found guilty. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee displays the importance of courage, tolerance, and empathy in order to build a stronger society.
First, the Finch family shows loads of courage when dealing with certain situations that occur in their lives. Over the summer when Jem and Scout would pass by Ms. Dubose home she would yell inane or rude phrases at the children. Jem eventually lost it, he acted almost dissident. He took Scout’s baton and wrecked all of Ms. Dubose’s flowers. He forced to read to Ms. Dubose, and Scout came with. That was very courageous of the children, especially when Jem stood up for Scout. Jem says, “My sister ain’t dirty and I ain’t scared of you”(141). Another example of courage is when Scout speaks to Boo or Arthur Radley, Scout says “Hey Boo”(362). This took courage because he was viewed as this child eater or bad man when the children were growing up. She felt fear when she heard his name in the past, and now she is able to…

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