Mrs. Dubose criticizes him at one point and says, “Atticus is a Nigger lover!” or when she says, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” He also puts his re-election for legislature in jeopardy because of all the racist people living there. Most of the community think blacks are complete trash and should not inhabit their neighborhoods. Before the trial, Atticus leaves the house to go to the jailhouse to protect Tom Robinson from
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
Dana is terrified because that was the house she was supposed to go to. The white men horribly beat the men for not having papers stating he was free. Dana is disgusted because the beating is so horrifying she has never seen anything like it because she was born in different times. After taking a few hits at the women the men ride off taking the black man with them back towards Rufus’ home. She thinks the man was most likely a slave of Rufus’ farther who had runaway.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb County, and the father of Jem and Scout. He is the man who had the courage to stand for what he believes and to fight against what he thinks is wrong. He takes Tom Robinson’s case even though he knows that he is going to lose and that the town’s people would not be happy with it. He believes that every human being should be treated and respected equally no matter his or her appearance. Atticus’ sense of justice redeems Maycomb County from their prejudice.
Scout points out that the teacher’s own actions speak louder than her words and mentions that the teacher is being hypocritical because she herself is prejudice gainst the black people of their very own community, “How can you hate Hitler an’ turn around an’ be ugly about folks right at home” Hypocrisy is shown when people of Maycomb believe that they should treat everyone equally but really they are going through a very prejudiced trial in their town, “We American people don’t believe in persecuting anyone” 245 is said during the tea party scene by one of the ladies. This comment coming from a group who is supportive of persecuting an innocent black man at the time. The missionary ladies are not really sincere about helping black people because in their own town there are black people who they disregard as being people at all. They talk about how they need to be supportive of black people in another country but they are anything but supportive to those in their own
George is a courageous person in the sense that he has to make all of the decisions on whether to kill Lennie, would it be right, or should they just forget about it and move on. This shows the reader what feelings George had for Lennie, and the amount of feelings that a person can have for a lifelong companion just as Candy did for his dog. This amounts to the reasons why people should be cautious towards actions against peoples’ loved ones, and their
The Courage of a Man Is being courageous really worth risking said physical well being or social outlook? Really courageous people risk everything for others. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch takes that risk. He takes the Tom Robinson case when he knows that they will lose, and does everything in his power to prove his innocence. Bob Ewell spitting in Atticus’ face does not faze or provoke him into lowering himself to Bob’s level.
Atticus defends Tom even when he was sure that the people and jury will say Tom is guilty. Because he knows his community and the prejudice there. Atticus, by taking this case, wanted to make the people rethink about the human rights. Atticus is courageous in this case because he stand facing most the people in Maycomb. Also, he faced some obstacles for this case.
. . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”. In “To kill a mockingbird”, Atticus comes across as a heroic figure to everyone in Maycomb because even though some people were angry at him, they were scared to stand up for what he believes
But this did not matter to Atticus; he went against everyone, and what everyone said just to prove that Tom was innocent. We are shown Tom Robinson’s humanity and point of view through Atticus’s actions, while the majority of the white population see Tom as just as inferior with no rights. Atticus was scorned by many of his fellow citizens because of his attitude that a black man should have the same rights as a white man. Atticus’s rejection of authority was felt by everyone in his town. His determination to defend Tom causes his own family grief from others in town.