He understood that taking the case would make him an object of scorn and ridicule. Watch the movie version of To Kill A Mockingbird! In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Jean Louise Finch , Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch , and Atticus Finch display acts of valor that contribute, and in some cases encourage their rectitude. It is one of the most predominant themes and is shown in many of the characters because what is a hero if they are not courageous? Atticus taught his son the true meaning of courage. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Nevertheless, no matter how much his reputation suffered, he did not change his mind.
Atticus, being one of them, receives various threats and a wad of saliva in his face. The main character, Atticus Finch plays an important role throughout the novel. Courage can come in many different forms: physical, mental, emotional and moral. Students should write down their responses to these questions for each of the above chapters they read, and they should also highlight or otherwise note specific examples or quotations throughout the novel. He sets a good example for his daughter. This meaning however, is juxtaposed by representations of courage in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
He knows he will never win the Tom Robinson case, yet he continues to give it 101%. He is wise enough to know that the prejudices of people will never allow justice to be done, but at the same time, he is determined that the truth be told so that those who convict Tom Robinson will be aware that they are convicting an innocent man. Yet Atticus seems composed and maybe somewhat conservative, several beliefs he holds are quite extreme. Jem's arm got broken, andScout would have been killed had she not worn the ham costume. Specific chapters on which to focus in regard to Atticus include Chapter 1, wherein the children view courage as something physical; chapter 9, in which town attitudes towards race are revealed; chapter 10, in which Atticus shoots and kills a rabid dog; chapter 11, in which Atticus talks openly about real courage and the death of Mrs.
He also risked the chance of Jem getting mad at Atticus, and never talking to him. Through the eyes of Scout Finch looking back on her life as a child growing up with her father Atticus, brother Jem and her African American nanny Calpurnia. One of the most important and significant methods was the use of symbols such as the mockingbird image. As it was mentioned earlier, Atticus has a very demanding career. Mrs Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. Whilst clearly, they always respected their father and his occasional words of wisdom, it could. Several examples of physical courage in this excellent novel.
Before the case, Atticus had already known that he had little chance to win. The novel explores the how this real courage can be shown in different ways through the lives of many characters in Maycomb, particularly, Tom Robinson, Mrs. Unknowingly, Jem was helping the woman overcome her morphine addiction. She was the bravest person I ever knew. This shows that Atticus is not afraid of dire consequences such as death, as long as he does what is morally right. Dubose, Atticus, Jem and Maycomb county itself.
He accepts the challenging case of the alleged rape of Mayella Ewell as the lawyer of the defendant, Tom Robinson because he feels that he should take responsibility of ensuring that there is justice. Boo Radley portrayed courage very effectively throughout the novel. It is clear that Atticus is probably the main protagonist in the book in the sense that he is always seen to be a morally correct person. Within To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus speaks of the Tom Robinson trial as a trial all lawyers fear. Family always came first for him, and it is not easy for anyone to raise two children single handedly.
He shows courage when he doesn't fight back at the lynch mob which comes to the jail. He is a man of great integrity and intelligence. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. The novel is based on growing up and her experiences and discoveries as she grows. The acts of heroism shown by Atticus rescues Maycomb from digging their grave any deeper than it already is.
When Cal takes Jem and Scout her church, Aunt Alexandra throws a fit, though Atticus seems most unchanged. There are several characters in the book, yet the true main character is the narrator's father,. As punishment, he had to read to her every day after school. He showed courage when he did everything he could to fight off BobEwell and protect his sister Scout. Atticus could miss the dog, and cause damage to a living, and or a non-living thing. Atticus is daring and sincere with Scout and Jem, but to himself also.
The racism that is prevalent in many southern American towns in the 1930s is brought to life with profound imagery in To Kill a Mockingbird. He went willingly, knowing that if a mob did form he would be greatly outnumbered and would easily be beaten. Bare-footed, I was surprised to see him fall back in real pain. Friends and neighbors object when Atticus puts up a strong and spirited defense on behalf of the accused black man. In my opinion this is the best type of courage because it shows the character of person. The story takes place in 1933, the depth of the great depression. Many people, including Jem and Scout when they're young, mix up courage with strength.