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Someone once said Heroism is not only in the man but in theoccasion -Unknown author Heroism is doing something important when noone else is brave enough to do the job A hero is not always within aperson but how person acts in the moment of the situation In the novelTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee a young girls father is defendinga wrongly accused black man In which causes a town and the young girland her family great despair misfortune in their lives because of thestress and confusion The theme heroism is found in the novel whenAtticus takes Tom Robinsons case shoots the rapid dog and when BooRadley saves the childrens lifeAtticus takes Tom Robinsons casewhich was the right thing for Atticus to do because no one would takehis case an Atticus wished to give Tom a chance at freedom When no onewould defend Tom Robinson Atticus was there to defend his name and hissafe his life For a number of reasonsthe main one is I did it Icouldnt hold up my head in this town I couldnt represent this countryin legislature I couldnt even tell you or Jem not to do somethingagain 100 Atticus was not only worried about what the towns peopleand also what the legislature people might think about Tom but alsohimself if he didnt take Toms case If he was not to take the casethe country legislative might think he is not fit to represent them nolonger because he didnt take the case an stand for his belief thateveryone is equal an deserves a chance Scout is baffled by her fatherschoice in the case so he gives her some words of advice to live byTry fighting with your head for a changeits a good one even if itdoes resist learning 100 Scout fussed about school and did not wantto go anymore because she didnt like it or the other people thereAtticus showed her it does not matter if someone enjoys doing
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