Courage Demonstrated by Atticus, Boo and Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, is a moving story about courage set against the prejudice in a small, Alabama town. Atticus tells his children that courage is standing up for what you believe in, even if you know you will lose. Atticus, Boo, and Scout show courage through standing up for what they believe in, even if they might lose by doing so. When Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson, he knows he will most likely lose the first trial. His friends and colleagues will talk behind his back for defending a black man under a capitol defense. He knows though that this is a trial in his life that he must defend in order for him to live the rest of his life with his head held up high.”For a number of reasons, Atticus said, The main …show more content…
Bob Ewell shouted and Atticus replied, No, to old, and walked away.” Atticus is a brave man, brave enough not to fight and walk away. That is one essence of true courage. Atticus even shows courage when a drunken lynch mob shows up at the Maycomb town shows up to kidnap and lynches Tom Robinson. “It do, another deep voice said. Its owner was a shadow. Do you really think so? ...it meant somebody’s man would get jumped. This was too good to miss.’ The only time that Atticus only gets scared is when he sees Scout run into the group followed by Jem. He was willing to fight off 5 men to save a fellow man’s life, yet when another person’s life is endangered, he doubts himself. Atticus would rather not fight, but he knows that, when needed, he must and will. Boo Radley is a recluse, a social outcast. Not by choice, no, but by physical and mental abuse. So when he steps outside the front door for any reason, no matter how small, it takes a lot of courage for him to do so. Boo Radley cares for Jem and Scout. You should know that if you have read the book.“The night I went back for my pants Scout, they were folded over the fence with crazy stitching.’ Jem tells scout one night. Boo, as previously mentioned, does care for Jem and Scout. But to do something so useless, yet caring, is bizarre for a monster they think Boo is. Another act of courage by Boo is when he

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