Character Analysis: To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Matthew Lee Mason English 2 honors 20 September 2015 Is Courage Important? Is courage important today? Courage is a theme that is portrayed in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This theme is shown within the characters in several situations. The characters are challenged to face many dangers without fear. They use this courage to give them strength and to understand themselves better. Real courage is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus defines "real courage" and demonstrates it several times throughout the novel. Even though many people in Maycomb called him “nigger-lover”, he still had the bravery to take the Tom Robinson case and defend him. He must face this court case that will have a great effect upon himself and his family. He knew he was fighting a losing battle, but he continue to persevere until the case was done. He not only defended Tom at court but he also protected him from a mob in front the jail. He stayed there to make sure no one attacks Tom before he goes to court. He practically used himself as a human shield to protect Tom Robinson. He went willingly, knowing that if a mob came, he would be greatly outnumbered, but still, he put Tom’s well being before…show more content…
She must face the opinions of her fellow black people and the white people, when she takes the Finch children with her to church. Lula says, “I want to know why bringin’ white chillum to nigger church. ” Calpurnia defends the Finches by saying, “ They’s my comp’ny.”(119). She risks receiving disapproval from her own people. Although she knows that she still takes care of them and defend them. When a member of her congregation disagrees with her, she gathers the courage to protect the Finch’s. She does this because she recognizes the morality that Atticus show toward people of all colors. With all these risks she is still willing to take care and teach the Finch
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