Essay Bravery in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Bravery in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Bravery, a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear, felling no fear. No fear is what Atticus Finch showed throughout the whole novel.

Bravery can be anything. Facing a bully, or even living up to your fears. Bravery is used in everyday life. Atticus Finch was the bravest person in this novel. Atticus was under a lot of pressure defending Tom Robinson by all the other white men in the town. Atticus stood up to the men, his own race and showed them that he wasn't going to back down from the case. Atticus had to be really courageous to stick up to all those men like that at the jail where Tom was being held. That
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Another act of bravery was when Atticus had been called home because of the mad dog walking around on his street. Atticus didn't want to shoot the gun to kill the stray dog. Atticus hasn't picked up a gun in years and he didn't want to use it. Sheriff Heck Tate asked Atticus to, so Atticus took the gun and aimed at the mad dog. BANG! The mad dog was put to rest. " It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived" Scout (105).

"Courage is when you know you're liked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what" That's what Atticus Finch, he thinks that courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. Atticus knows that "real Courage" is when you fight your for your rights even though you know that your going to win or loose.

Atticus showed courage when he went along with Heck Tate's Lie about what happened the night Bob Ewell was found stabbed to death. Atticus put his career of an honest lawyer on the line. He had known that holding information form an investigation could have got him thrown in jail. Even thought he knew that he could have gotten thrown in jail and stripped of being a lawyer like many times before he did what was right and he knew

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