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"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, is a moving story about courage set against the prejudice in a small, Alabama town. Atticus tells his children which nerve is standing up for what you believe in, even in the event that you know you will lose. Atticus, Boo, and Scout show courage through standing up for what they believe in, even when they may lose by doing this. When Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson, he knows he will most likely lose the very first trial. His friends and colleagues will speak behind his back for protecting a black guy under a capitol defense. He understands that this is really a trial in his life he must defend in order to allow him to live the rest of his life with his head up high." For any number of reasons, Atticus said, The major one would be, if I did not I couldn't hold my head up in city, I could not represent this nation in legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem to not do something again,' Atticus says to Scout one night while explain to her why he's defending a black guy. This reveals Atticus' high morals and ideals he has must be upheld by him if he's to reside with himsel...