How does Atticus show courage in To Kill a Mockingbird?
Atticus is a man of integrity, and he shows courage through upholding his strong values. He is brave enough to practice and live according to the principles in which he believes, and he insists that his children also adhere to his ethical standards—no matter the risk or cost. One of Atticus's most courageous acts is his taking on the defense of Tom Robinson. Even though defending a black man is dangerous in Maycomb due to racism and prejudice, he does so because he knows it is just and his ethics demand it.