One thing that we know about the upcoming trial in the book is that the trial will be very difficult. For instance, it is going to be a real challenge for Atticus to defend Tom because he is a negro and he was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Atticus was talking to his daughter Scout and he said “it is a case he cannot hope to win” (Lee 88). Atticus is also worried about what his children will have to face because of the trial. In the text Atticus was talking to Uncle Jack and he said “what bothers me is that she and Jem will have to absorb some ugly things pretty soon” (Lee 88). This shows that there are going to be some obstacles that the people in Maycomb will have to face before the trail begins.
Atticus has prepared his two children, Jem and Scout, for his upcoming trail by asking them to shun what people say about him defending a negro. For example, Scout always gets in a fights because “the school buzzed with talk about him [Atticus] defending Tom Robinson”(Lee 101), so Atticus tells Scout “No matter what anyone says to you don’t let ‘elm get your goat (Lee 76). Atticus also told them that he was compelled to do it and that “we were licked a hundred years before we started “(Lee 76). Scout and Jem we scared about what is going to happen to them so Atticus says “Don’t you worry about anything… It’s not time to worry. This shows that Jem and Scout are prepared for anything that comes up in the trial. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. Print.
What Atticus means about courage is that you shouldn’t use violence to...