Analysis Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Do you have the courage to stand up for good when evil lingers all around? To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the great depression, while facing social status discrimination, racial discrimination, prejudices, and stereotyping. However, there remained courage by some to see good in all. While Atticus Finch was of a higher social status as an attorney in Maycomb, he always displayed the courage to stand up for what was right, or for good, even when evil lingered in the shadows. While this story was from great depression, these same issues are still in the world today. Prejudices and stereotyping are very common especially when one looks, or dresses, or talks differently than others. Courage comes into play when one is willing to stand up for those being criticized or for those perceived as being a lower social status. Having courage can show more about a person and who one is regardless of social status even if it is a lower social status.
Courage can be viewed or displayed in many ways. Atticus Finch displayed courage when he agreed to take Tom Robinson’s case even though he knew the townspeople of Maycomb would take the side of a low class white man over that of a decent black man. In his discussion with his son Jem, Atticus said “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads – they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re…
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