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Based on the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and learning about the Scottsboro Trials there was a lot of individual moral courage shown. Atticus Finch,Tom Robinson and Samuel Leibowitz all displayed individual moral courage in each trial.
Atticus showed a lot of courage in everything he did. Whether it was choosing to be a defense attorney for a black man or talking to his kids. Samuel Leibowitz also showed courage as he was Jewish and never let the prosecution use that against him. Tom Robinson showed courage because he knew he was most likely going to die but he still fought in a very calm and peaceful way. Both Sam and Atticus defended the black men because they knew they were innocent and were not going to be given a fair chance just because they were black.
Atticus was a very courageous man. He knew that if he was going to be a defense attorney for Tom Robinson, one of the only black men in town, he would face an endless amount of hostility. Atticus once said, “This case should have never came to trial,its as simple as black vs. white.” He was sticking up for what was right and did not care what people had to say about him! He wanted fairness and he took a stand to get it. During the period in which this novel takes place (1930s) and where it takes place (Maycomb, Alabama) racism was a very powerful force. In defending Tom, Atticus was willing to risk his professional reputation, his social standing and even his physical safety. He took these risks in order to defend a poor, black man who was falsely accused of raping a white woman, Mayella. “Real courage is when you know you\'re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” He knew he had little chance to win this case but he wanted to show his kids, his town and the whole world what was right. Everyone deserves a chance, especially in court.
Samuel Leibowitz was also a very courageous man. He was jewish and he never let anyone hold that against him. He once said, “Give even this poor scrap of colored humanity a fair, square deal.” He was basically saying that no matter who you, what color you are and what your beliefs are you deserve a chance. Sam also said “Mobs mean nothing to me. Let them hang me; I don\'t care. Life is only an incident in the Creator\'s scheme of things, but if I can contribute my little bit to see that justice is served, then my mission is fulfilled.” He was willing to put his life on the line to do what he knew was not only right, but fair. He wanted to change the world for the better.
Tom Robinson also showed courageousness . He easily could have taken out his frustration from all the racism against him through anger but he did not do that. He ignored the awful words and kept pushing through. He did not let all the negativity get to him.
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