Jem and Scout eventually learn the truth about their father as they watch him deal with some very difficult circumstances in the prejudiced, southern town of Maycomb. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch’s actions and conversations with his children expose important themes by teaching life lessons about the meaning of true courage and the value of seeing things from others’ perspectives. Through his words and actions, Atticus Finch reveals the theme of true courage by showing his children that courage is much more than physical strength and bravery. Atticus teaches his children about mental strength, moral courage, and determination by making Jem read to an unpleasant, dying neighbor, Mrs. Dubose. Atticus explains, "Instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
A major idea that was illustrated in the memoir was the concept of survival. This scene is significant because the tragedies that happen, in this scene, leads to Ishmael resorting to methods to keep himself alive and the majority of the book he had to learn how to do this himself. The significance of this scene to the story is that it leads to all the other important events that take place in the story. The first scenes of the brutality of warfare changed Ishmael’s life forever. For example, he never saw his mother or father ever again after the rebels began to attack and destroy the villages.
Tom leads with his creativity the majority of the time and this makes him a very good leader. Tom Sawyer shows his leadership through integrity. Tom has showed his integrity through testifying to Injun Joe he could’ve just let an innocent man die and he would have not had to suffer through Joe's revenge focused upon him. Also Tom calmed and safely guided Becky throughout the caves when they became lost. Tom knew that Becky was going to get in trouble for ripping the page in the book of the schoolteacher so he stood up and took the punishment.
Without this piece Katniss and Peeta may not have even survived, instead now everyone was doing their best to keep “the star-crossed lovers from District Twelve” (135) alive. Therefore sponsors during the game never run slim. He took the risk of telling everyone and created the romance plot while making Katniss look desirable. It worked out during the novel but readers may find out that it might just have led to one of the greatest epidemics of all time in Panem. Another time that he shows his braveness is when he protects Katniss from Cato as well as the careers.
To Kill A Mockingbird Using the theme of discovering courage after reading scarlet ibis, to kill a mockingbird, and shooting an elephant I found a lot of courage that was represented. In To Kill A Mockingbird I noticed that each character displayed courage in their own ways. Most of the courage making situations in To Kill A Mockingbird was revolved around either the case of Tom Robinson, or Scout and Jem. In the case of Tom Robinson Atticus is the courageous one when he takes this case, knowing that he would lose, because Tom Robinson is a black man. Also in To Kill A Mockingbird Jem and Scout show courage by being adventures.
He knew that he may have died, but he lead his men into battle anyway. He also showed bravery when he crossed through the strait because he knew he was risking being killed by Scylla and Charybis. "‘Friends, have we never been in ... danger before this? More fearsome, is it now, than when the Cyclops penned us in his cave? What power he had!
He further expresses his love towards his children when he wants them to go away for the night a mob comes to the jail. "A flash of plain fear was going out of his eyes, but it returned when Dill and Jem wriggled into the light 'Go home Jem...take Scout and Dill home...'" (152). Atticus was not afraid of the mob at first becasue only he was present. He knew they would not kill him, but when his children stepped forward, his fear became evident. He wanted his childen out of there.
I hid behind the door because I didn't want anyone to see me. When scout got home she was telling Atticus all about Bob attacking Jem and "someone" saving him and taking him home but but the "someone" was someone she had never seen him before. Atticus interrupted "Who saved Jem?" Soon she saw me behind that door and told her dad "why don't you just ask him yourself."
In To Kill A Mockingbird there were many examples of where Atticus teaches his children about true courage. Courage can be shown in many situations and that’s exactly what Atticus does. He is able to stand up and do the right thing even when it is not favoured. Jem was so furious with Mrs. Dubose that he destroyed her garden. “… cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned…” Atticus makes Jem apologize and read to her on a daily basis, Jem does not refuse but reluctantly does it.
He then asked Jim to set up a session with just Serena and himself so he could tell Jim his side of the story. Jim called him and Serena’s mom separately, and said that the next meeting would have to be with both adults and no child because the reason for treatment was so far removed from the nonsense that was going on. Jim felt he was being ineffective because of the difficult place they put him in. It is not an ethical violation to tape a session, but in this case it was an ethical concern because of what it was being used for. Serena’s father wanted to use it in court against her mother for personal gain.