Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” To accomplish anything, one must overcome his fears. Atticus Finch thinks courage is to know that you are going to lose, but continue follow through the entire way. His mindset is to never give up, even when you know and everyone else knows you are not going to succeed at what you are doing. I agree with Atticus Finch’s definition of courage of that even though all odds are against you, you have to follow through and persevere.
Real courage is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether
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Furthermore, when Atticus speaks about his case and how it will affect him personally, he remarks, “No matter what anybody says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat” (76). Atticus teaches Jem and Scout a life lesson that you should not take anyone’s remarks or comments towards you personally and let it affect who you are. Atticus also demonstrates this by never being let down by the racist and rude comments he was getting. Atticus follows his sense of truth and righteousness to follow the right path, and even though the case had no signs of winning in sight, he never gave up and followed through.
Atticus also demonstrates the courage it takes to achieve anything in life, as there are always risks that do not always go your way. For example, while Atticus explains the racism and prejudices involved with the black versus white case, Atticus says, "You rarely win, but sometimes you do"(124). He strives to teach Jem and Scout that you never know the possibilities after achieving something. In those times you succeed at what you are doing, the outcome will be better than note even trying or just giving up. In addition,when Atticus convinces Scout to go to school and explains why Miss Caroline made an honest mistake, he says, "If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from