To Kill A Mockingbird

Essay by lrogers9Junior High, 9th gradeA-, September 2014

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Lauren Rogers

Honors English 1


26 November 12

Has anyone ever acted like a hero to you? In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, acts of heroism are very noticeable. Three characters that stand out to me are Atticus Finch, Miss Maudie, and Boo Radley. Each character shows different types of heroism.

Atticus Finch is a heroic man in a outgoing way. He did not care what others thought about him; as long as it is the right choice he is willing to do it. He knew that no matter the race or gender, each person should be treated with respect. Whether you are rich or poor, black or white, male or female he is always willing to help out in any way he can. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

This shows that Atticus feels for everyone. He is heroic in the most obvious way, standing up for what he believes in. Atticus is heroic in a very unique way.

Miss Maudie is a heroic woman in a guidance way. "Things are never as bad as they seem." Here Miss Maudie is speaking directly towards Jem. She is great at being a role model towards Jem and Scout. This makes Miss Maudie heroic. She always has great advice and was like a second guardian to them. She was of much guidance to Jem and Scout.

Boo Radley is heroic in an odd way. He has been locked in his house for years. "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch … There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what...