In A Time to Kill, how does Jake demonstrate commitment?

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Although Jake first takes Carl Lee Hailey's case out of self-interest, he soon becomes emotionally involved and develops a strong personal commitment to achieving justice. He risks his life, loses his home, faces bankruptcy, and watches his marriage dissolve, but he does not give up in his efforts in defending his client. Mostly isolated in his community, he stands up to bombs, threats, and the Klan. Jake's commitment can be seen most clearly when his wife and daughter go away for safety's sake and their home is destroyed, burned to the ground. Even in spite of these disasters, Jake does not quit until he wins freedom--and justice--for his client. He uses all his legal skills and displays enormous personal courage in fulfilling the commitment he made when he agreed to defend Carl Lee.

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