Effects Of Fear In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Courage Essay Second Draft Fear took a huge role in the Great Depression, being caused by a huge lack of food, money, and pleasure, and it took its toll on family relationships and individuals. To Kill a Mockingbird, taking place during the Great Depression, illustrated many struggles of the different characters. Bob Ewell, a father of eight, beats his children and is an alcoholic instead of trying to provide for them. When his daughter tries to kiss Tom Robinson, a colored man, he accuses Tom of raping his daughter. After the trial, where Atticus defends Tom, he spits in Atticus Finch's face, and tries to kill Atticus’s children, Jem and Scout. However, Atticus Finch never gives up and tries to face the whole town by trying to defend the accused Tom Robinson from prejudice and from punishment for a crime he did not commit. The various characters in To Kill a Mockingbird highlight the different effects of fear, both good and bad, on individuals and society as a whole.
Affected by the fear of her father, Mayella Ewell was a coward, and she let her fears control her. Her father, Bob Ewell has physically, verbally, and possibly
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Every day, individuals are also victims to fear, but Mayella, Mrs. Dubose, and Atticus, all illustrate that these individuals can either let fear turn them into a coward, or, in a sense, a hero. Stopping villains or wearing a cape, doesn’t mark a hero, the ability to show courage, make a difference, and doing the right thing, marks a hero. Atticus was a hero, by helping to protect the innocent and influencing attitudes towards the black community. Yet, he had fears as well, but having fear does not make a coward, unless the fear gains the upper hand. However, Atticus never had that issue as he overcame his fear and was ready to do what was right, because courage is not just “a man with a gun in his hand” (Lee