To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by: Harper Lee, Courage is shown in many different ways. According to the dictionary: Courage, is the ability to conquer fear or despair (bravery).Courage is something everyone must overcome once in their life. Some characters like Boo Radley and Atticus, show a lot of courage throughout the story. Their brave actions is what showed their great courage. What does courage mean to …

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…right. When Atticus stood up for Tom Robinson, Atticus showed a great deal of courage. It shows a lot of courage because in that time that they we living in, African American (black) people weren't respected by others, and it was hard for African Americans to stand up for themselves and to be respected. Lying for Tom was a very brave thing Atticus did, he could have risked many things, and could've never earned respect.