Atticus Being Courageous

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In our everyday lives, there is always someway or somehow that we can show courage. Being courageous can sometimes mean you're doing something that not everyone agrees with. Today we find it hard to defend people because it goes against the public eye, or your friends may not like it. Lee tries to relay a message in this novel. Her message is saying that it's time to stop cowering behind the wrong beliefs of society and stand up for what's right. Atticus demonstrates Lee's message by boldly defending Tom for a crime he didn't commit. Very few people have the courage to stand up for something that's right, unlike Atticus, who stood up for an innocent Black man named Tom.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is a single father of two children, and at the same time, he is a job of being a lawyer. Although Atticus is not home as much as he would like to, Atticus tries to teach his kids important life lessons. One of those important lessons is having the courage to stand up for what's right. At the beginning of the book, instead of allowing Mr. Cunningham to
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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is told to put down a stray, rabid dog. Atticus knows that he his killing an animal that hasn't done anything to him, but if he doesn't kill it, could hurt people including his children. So we as the viewer see Atticus having the courage to kill the dog even though he knows it will be hard. Atticus also shows the courage of not being afraid of Bob Ewell threats. Bob is very mad and blames Atticus for embarrassing him in front of the town and losing his job. Many threats are made toward Atticus and his family, but Atticus has no regrets about what he did and is proud that he tried and gave it his all to defend Tom. Atticus's courage, once again, rubs off on his kids, like Scout. Scout age makes it harder for her to understand at first but toward the end, she believes and knows that Tom is