Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1058 Words Oct 1st, 2015 5 Pages
Throughout the book, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Atticus’ actions prove to the readers that he has more courage than anyone else in the book. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens oneself. Someone who has courage is brave and not scared of what others think. They are doing it for them and what they stand for. Atticus is more of a physical courage, by taking on the role of being a black man’s lawyer, knowing he would probably lose the case. It was a black man and white women no matter how innocent the black man was he was still going to lose. That is where more of the racial problems come in. “Mockingbirds don 't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don 't eat up people 's gardens, don 't nest in corncribs, they don 't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That 's why it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Tom was simply nothing but a mockingbird minding his own business, working to support his family and trying to make a living being a black man. Miss Maudie was once talking to Scout, and told her, “the town is cowardly because it lets Atticus do the “dirty work” of standing up for what is right when they either do not want to or are unwilling to become a target for their neighbors, friends, or customers.” Scout seemed to get discouraged by that, she took it as nobody appreciates him for all he does. Jem and Scout do not realize that by representing Tom Robinson that can put there life at risk, but I don’t think if…

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