The Modern Hero In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The Modern Hero: Making A Difference Without Having Super Powers

Modern heroes are heroic because of the decisions they make, not the powers they are graced with. Although someone may not have superhuman strength, one may still be able to make a difference in many people’s lives, thus making them a modern day hero. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes the reader on a journey of fighting injustices and racism in the court of law. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is a little girl living in Southern Alabama with her brother and single father, Atticus Finch, who works as a lawyer. When her father gets assigned the case of defending a Negro in the court of law when the innocent man is accused of the rape of a white woman, he fails to save the Negro despite
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These thoughts are very progressive for someone from this time, which really make Atticus stand out in the community. Being a catalyst for change like he is, Atticus changes the community for the better while motivating others to do the same. By bringing these very different yet progressive ideas to Maycomb, Atticus triggers change in terms of getting people to think about whether or not that societal standards in place at the time are necessarily good.

To Kill A Mockingbird provides insight into how an everyday man without super powers can really make a positive difference in the world simply because of his outstanding character, and ability to lead by example while inspiring the people around him to do the same. Atticus proves that he is a modern hero through several outstanding character traits. Atticus is not only a courageous man who stands up to the challenges he may face, but one who acts for the greater good. Atticus is a trigger for positive change in Maycomb County. In a world that has so much pain and

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