In the story To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus is a verycourageous character. In the novel Atticus tried every way to help others, whowere in the need of it. First of all it is courageous of Atticus to take the TomRobinson case. Even his own family disagreed of taking the case.
The reason wasbecause of the bias. He risks in many was when taking the Tom Robinson case. Herisks the chance of critization by the people that live in the Maycomb county.Mrs. Dubouse criticizes him when she said, Atticus is a Niger lover! (100).
With many prejudice people living in Maycomb county Atticus also risks thechance of not being re-elected for legislature. Secondly it is courageous ofAtticus when he shoots the mad, rabid dog. At this scene he also takes manyrisks. Atticus risks the chance of missing, and the dog running up, andattacking them. He also risks the chance of shooting a non rabid dog. Atticuscould miss the dog, and cause damage to a living, and or a non-living thing.
Thirdly it is courageous of Atticus to be willing to charge Jem with Bob Ewell’sdeath. He risked the loss of Jem in the process. He also risked the chance ofJem getting mad at Atticus, and never talking to him.
Also It was courageous ofAtticus to teach his children not prejudge others until they really know whatthey are really going through. There is a quotation that Atticus said Neverjudge anyone, until you have been in their shoes, and walked around in them.(86). When saying that to Jem, and Scout he risked the chance of them notlistening to him. Lastly it is courageous of him standing up to the individualsat the jail house. Atticus risked the chance of the individuals getting him, andTom, and killing, or hurting them physically.
Through all these examples, ofcourage, and risk we can see how extremely courageous Atticus was during thisnovel. Category: Social Issues