Essay Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

833 Words Mar 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Mahatma Ghandi once said, “It’s very easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.” In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the courage of particular characters to exploit the many problems in Maycomb, Alabama. In the book, Lee uses the courage as an outlet for characters such as Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Heck Tate to prove how courageous they are to the audience. The trial of Tom Robinson is portrayed by Lee as a racially controversial topic in Maycomb and most of the Maycomb community is against Tom Robinson’s side but, the courage of these characters is what proved to viewers why it takes courage to stand alone. The courage of Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson’s lawyer, shows standing alone. Atticus Finch is the lawyer of a black man in the racist south during the 1930’s, and he’s viewed to have a 0% chance of winning his case by the community of Maycomb, Alabama. But, he still stands up for what he believes is right although, everyone else counts him out and disagrees with his beliefs. To further back up my point, in In to Kill a Mockingbird Atticus finch says, “It’s (Courage) when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” (Lee 112) This quote proves that Atticus understands that he has a very slim chance of winning this case. But, because of the amount of courage Atticus has he doesn’t care if he’s not going to win the case; he can accept defeat knowing…

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