Where is courage displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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There are dozens of examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird. One of the most important would be Atticus Finch 's agreeing to represent Tom Robinson in court. Tom has been charged with the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell, and although he's completely innocent of all charges,...

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There are dozens of examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird. One of the most important would be Atticus Finch's agreeing to represent Tom Robinson in court. Tom has been charged with the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell, and although he's completely innocent of all charges, just about everyone in Maycomb thinks he's guilty, simply because he's black. Atticus knows that Tom doesn't stand a chance of getting a fair trial; he also knows that he's going to become pretty unpopular in town for taking on such a controversial case. But he believes that Tom deserves the best legal defense he can possibly give him, and Atticus is determined to ensure that he gets it. By choosing to do what's right, even if it'll make life harder for him, Atticus is showing immense courage in the face of prejudice and intolerance.

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