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Heroes in To Kill a Mockingbird Would you believe a person was a hero just because they chose to be quiet Not many people would unless they have read To Kill a Mockingbird This book shows that a hero does not have to be someone who saves peoples lives or solves world hunger In To Kill a Mockingbird heroes help portray the story of a family living in Alabama during the 1930s a family whose father is representing a black man on trial accused of rape Harper Lee demonstrates the nature of a hero through Atticus faith in what he believes in Scouts courage and Tom Robinsons bravery Atticus is a hero because he stands up for what he believes in Although his community looks down upon him he does not give up He has the courage to take on and carry through with a task that is most likely to end in failure For a number of reasons said Atticus the main one is if I didnt I couldnt hold up my head in town I couldnt represent this country in the legislature I couldnt even tell you or Jem not to do something again Lee 75 Atticus explains to his children that if he gave into what society wanted him to do which is to go against his belief in representing a man he thinks is innocent he has no right in representing anyone in a court of law Atticus stands up for his right to represent who he wants no matter what his community says is right Atticus is not the only character that is deemed courageous in To Kill a Mockingbird Even though Scout is only a young girl she can be seen as a hero A difficult form of courage is the moral courage that Scout has to find in order not to retaliate when her friends call her father names My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an
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