He himself though, may be one of the, if not the person who shows the most amount of courage in the story. He exemplifies courage in many situations, the most major ones being tom Robinson’s trial, the killing of Tim Johnson, and his desire to teach that courage to his children, all symbolizing him being the catalyst to eradicating racism in that town. Tom Robinson’s trial is the biggest example of such courage as he is protecting a man whom is wrongf... ... middle of paper ... ...n but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” [Lee, 1960, p. 149] He thus strives to teach his kids a courage where you stand up and protect those in adversity, to never give up and doing everything until the end. Generally, in most stories the protagonists holds the most of the good values, while the antagonists show little of it.
During the 1930s racism is a powerful force. Yet Atticus Finch is willing to risk his reputation, his safety and even his children’s safety in order to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. His defense of this black man is destined to fail at the beginning by the nature of Southern life during this time period, but Atticus doesn’t let it stop him or even discourage him, honestly I think it gave him more courage in trying to succeeded in demonstrating the sickness of racism and also how it destroys towns and children’s lives . "Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” To accomplish anything, one must overcome his fears. Atticus Finch thinks courage is to know that you are going to lose, but continue follow through the entire way. His mindset is to never give up, even when you know and everyone else knows you are not going to succeed at what you are doing.
That no one would forgive him for believing in a black man's word rather than a white man's. Even his own sister expresses disapproval of his decision, practically telling him he was bringing disgrace on the family. But, no matter how much his reputation suffered, he did not change his mind. Standing up for his convictions was more important then what people thought about him.. Moreover, Atticus manifested courage when he went to the jailhouse to protect Tom from a lynch mob.
A very heroic figure in more ways than one, Atticus possesses traits like being principled, determined, and, more importantly, he teaches others. When looking at To Kill a Mockingbird, one can see that Lee uses lots of description, dialogue, and actions to portray Atticus as a heroic individual. The most important thing Atticus teaches in To Kill a Mockingbird is the message about how to best educate a child. From the beginning of the book, it's plain to see that Atticus has been down on his luck most of his life. "It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyways and you see it through no matter what.
The first person I am going to talk about is Atticus Finch, and how he showed courage throughout the story. The first example is when Atticus fights for Tom Robinson at the court trial. When Scout asks him, “Atticus, are we going to win it?” and Atticus answers, “No, honey” (76), he is showing courage because as much as he knows he is going to lose the trial, Atticus still fights for Tom because he is a good friend of his, and he also wanted to fight for someone that Atticus knew was innocent. He shows courage because he knows that other people of Maycomb may not agree or like him as much for fighting for a black man, but he does it anyways. My second example is when Atticus tells the kids that “Mrs.
In words of advice to his son, Jem, Atticus explains: “ ‘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. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what’ ” (Lee 149). Atticus shows his children true courage by taking on Tom Robinson’s case, even though he knows with absolute certainty that he won’t succeed. Atticus’s ability to remain strong in the face of racial adversity earns him not only his reputation in the community, but also the hard-won respect of his children. Scout and Jem are finally able to appreciate Atticus as a father figure because he has proven to them that he is a true hero, even though he is not the most popular or athletic father in town.
It was really sad that they were so prejudiced against the black people. Atticus was unable to bring about a just verdict because he was in a very prejudiced court and, regardless of the proof, the outcome would still be the same. Atticus knew that Tom Robinson would be found guilty. The victim, Mayella, had been beaten, but not by Tom. Tom Robinson would still be convicted because of the all-white jury.
It takes a greater deal of courage to stand up for others. Heros are the ones that stand up to others. A hero must need courage. In To KIll A Mockingbird, Atticus shows a great deal of courage. In a conversation Atticus has with Scout, he says, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” (pg.82-83) In this quote Atticus is admitting that he will lose, but is also saying there is no reason not to try.
furthermore through Atticus’s determination it is clear that he is not willing to give up on this case even though he knows that the jury will give the verdict of guilty. This is a truly heroic act because it shows that atticus is willing to spend his time and effort on this case even though the overall outcome will be pointless, this shows that atticus is willing to sacrifice his a piece of his own life to help Tom robinson, not only because this is the right thing to do but because he is a hero who understands that another is currently in distress with what is most likely to be a very grim future. “You will never understand a person until you look from their point of view” this quote also shows that Atticus is a very understanding person because he knows that other people have their own stories and