Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1164 Words Mar 17th, 2016 5 Pages
See it Through
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” (1989) No matter how hard it gets, one keeps moving forward to see what they end up with in the end. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and was first published in 1960 and although it was written in the late 1950’s, the novel was based on events that had happened in the 1930’s. Lee uses characters such as Atticus Finch, Arthur Boo Radley and Tom Robinson to display courage and its meaning from three totally different perspectives. Courage is a word that can have a lot of different types of meanings from different people with different types of upbringings.
Atticus Finch, a man that did no harm to the town of Maycomb but lived in his own lifestyle, walked to and from work every day, treating everyone with equal respect no matter what skin colour they have or what background they were from. By doing this, he showed courage in his everyday life to the people of Maycomb and to his children, Jem and Scout. Being a single parent, Finch raised his children by showing them the good side of people and by not concentrating too much on their sinful lives. The novel conveys that people can show courage in many different ways dependent on the type of person they are. One of the main scenes that Finch shows his courage is when he was…

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