How Does Atticus Show Courage

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Courage is looking fear and failure in the face and saying bring it on, like one has nothing to lose. Aged 6, Scout, the main character of this novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, notices how a slight amount of courage can turn things around in an instant. The 6-year old girl is introduced to numerous plights of which both courage and strength play an immense role. The influence these acts of courage are having on Scout is greater than one generally thinks about. The circumstances of which people are having to act with courage are positively affecting Scout to better her understanding of how to react in certain situations. Courage, Strength and many other emotions flow through the streets of a small town in the southern part of the U.S., not failing to fill each and every citizens’ lives with racism and injustice. Prejudism and bravery are not ideas that are taught to Scout and Jem, Scout’s brother, at school, though through the actions of their father Atticus. They learn through their own experiences…show more content…
One of the many examples that was put forth amid the story involved Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, a lawyer in Maycomb. The racism and injustice of Maycomb’s citizen’s is made more noticeable than ever when Atticus agrees to take on the Tom Robinson case. Atticus Finch was never forced to take on the trial, however he took it upon himself to defend this man through a lost cause; Atticus knew that he would lose the case. The losing factor was beside the point to him, his conscience was of more value to him. Knowing that all odds were against him, Atticus Finch went through with the trial of Tom Robinson pointing out blatant evidence proving the black man innocent contradicting Bob Ewell’s conviction. With the whole community against him, Atticus’s courage exhibited true concern and personal interest in trying to save an innocent black, showing his children the value of standing up for what one believes
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