How Does Atticus Show Courage

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The book “To kill a mockingbird” by harper lee is about a story of a small motherless family in the American south. The father (Atticus) battling for the rights of a Negro accused of rape but is finding it hard to prove him innocent. In chapter six; page 59-63. At this point Jem and Dill are at the radley house creeping around on the porch. To me I wouldn’t be able to do that, I think that this takes real courage t creep up to a man’s house, at night, and this man hates Negros. The writer is trying to show that if you get over fear then you will gain confidence and that will make you do things you’re afraid to do. There is a physical courage which is demonstrated by Atticus standing in the middle of the street facing off with a rabid dog; Atticus is only armed with a shotgun. This is an impressive feat to his children; he now has to work harder to show them that there are other important kinds of courage.…show more content…
Atticus is showing courage by putting himself on the spot and losing his friends and family because they strongly agree that he had raped someone. Atticus is showing great courage by putting himself on the line for this one man who nobody believes in, besides Atticus. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand”- Atticus. This quote (above) by Atticus, he is trying to tell his kids that if you have a gun and use it when it’s most needed that that is not courage. But that there are more ways than one to proceed with courage, physical, mental, verbal. These are just a few types of courage you can demonstrate. Atticus wants his children to get the right idea about
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