When he was approached by a gang that included Mr. Cunningham. He practically used not only his body, but his mind as a human barrier to keep Tom Robinson safe by all means. Even Mr. Underwood defended Atticus with gun ordering the rest of the gang to move away from him, illustrating the humourless of the encounter, while, Atticus remained strong and bold willing to do anything too protect his rights. This shows that Atticus is not afraid to die for something he knows is right if it benefits to everyone and he knows it takes courage to do Atticus was looked up to by
It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. "(116) Atticus is stating that courage is not a man with a gun but someone who is inclined to fight for something even if they have a low chance of victory. This can be compared to the Tom Robinson case Atticus is fighting for, though the chances of him succeeding is shallow, he continues along the path of trying to gain his triumph. Also, Atticus standing up for black people in a very racial locality requires a great amount of courage.
His decisions make a difference between a speedy, unfair case and a long, fair case. He knows what kind of lawyer Atticus is, and chooses him to defend Tom because his past. He knows that Atticus will work his hardest to put in a good fight for Tom, regardless of his skin color. Although during the case Judge Taylor looks to be not paying attention, he’s listening very well. Judge Taylor ends up being very helpful towards Tom; no other white person besides Atticus would take the time to think about a black man.
Tom also wanted to leave once because he killed a police officer and didn’t want his family to get in trouble. “Thinks all the trouble is aimed right smack at her. If I’m gonna get her upset like that I oughta go ‘long.”(Steinbeck 539). Having a place to call home was also important to the family. They learned to not take a roof over their head for granted because they often had to sleep in a tent.
He was looked upon as a hero even by Atticus and Mr. Tate. Boo Radley is very courageous for saving the children’s lives’. But that is not all he has done, Boo Radley stands up against danger on behalf of what society thinks of him. Like how he shows his face to the others when he returns Scout home since he saved her. He didn’t care what they thought of him because he knew already that almost everyone in Maycomb spreads terrible rumors about him so he was fearless.
In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, courage is shown in several important characters in the novel. They are Mrs. Dubose, Atticus, Jem, and Maycomb County. Courage is shown in several ways and forms, the most common ones throughout the novel where childish courage, and moral courage. Atticus is a lawyer whose role was to defend Tom Robinson in his case that he might have raped a white woman. He isn’t racist, he stands up for what he believes in, and doesn’t care what people say about him.
His mothers parental monitoring was too much, she never let Ed do anything and always kept him hidden. The influence of his brother putting down there mother, who Ed worshipped was another factor in his downfall. Skinner’s Theory of Behavior: Gein never received any positive reinforcement Antisocial personality disorder (APD): This is a disorder Ed had because he failed to conform to the norms of society. Holmes and De Burger (1998): Have a theory that serial killers fall into 4 groups; Eddie falls into the hedonistic type because he strived for pleasure in playing with the bodies of his victims. Coercion Developmental Theory: Gerald Patterson (1982, 1986) states that parenting monitoring can cause early onset delinquency.
He has to be confidently and bravery to face with dangers to help and save people successfully. For example, in the novel “Enrique’s Journey”, Enrique faces a lot of dangerous things everyday such as living with evil people, having no food, drinking dirty water, but he still want to continue traveling to find his mother while many people don't think that is good way and he should come home. Because he just a young person, he cannot face with all these situations. He sees people lose a part of their body, rape and kill people every single day. However, he never has any thought that he will give up and come home without mom.
Atticus reveals the futility in the effort to vindicate Tom Robinson’s name in a conversation with his brother. He states,” The only thing we got is a black man’s word… The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells(88).” Atticus, despite his knowledge of the impossibility in winning the case, chooses to defend Tom Robinson. He supports Lee’s statement about “real” courage, and his lives up to his moral preaching. In addition, when Heck Tate says that the act of bring Arthur Radley’s heroic act to the attention of Maycomb residents is a “sin,” Atticus complies to the “Bob Ewell fell on his knife” scenario. After revealing to Scout, “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” Atticus lies, unwilling to harm Arthur Radley, despite his expressed pride in his profession of law.
Johnny wants his family to accept him, he want to be loved by his parent. He has never gotten that love because his mother didn’t love him and his father was a drunken alcoholic, who abused him. He seeks acceptance from the gang, and although stabbing Bob, which is completely out of character, as Ponyboy says “Johnny is the quite one”. (chp.1). He does it to protect Pony and so the gang would love him more and let him be a part of it.