I believe Atticus is correct; courage is doing something even if not accomplishing it.I remember believing that no matter what I did, I would never accomplish riding a bike by myself.In the summer of fifth grade, my friend Amy gave me bike lessons.He was nearly blind in his left eye, and said left eyes were the curse of the Finches.Whenever he wanted to see something well, he turned his head and looked from his right eye. Whether we read the book or see the film, we know we are in the presence of justice, love, and fairness--the good. And that is what Harper Lee created, a prototype of a man who will be revered for the ages to come by both adults and children. When a man sees injustice when others don't, that makes him a prototype. Answer: the hero of Harper Lee's immortal novel To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch.After the jury read the verdict, Atticus was not surprised that he lost because he knew that no matter what he did, he would still lose at the end. In the 1930’s where the story takes place, a black man’s words would ever win over a white man’s, but Atticus was courageous enough to give it a try.-Atticus Finch won’t win, he can’t win, but he’s the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out so long in a case like that” (289). Courage is to be willing to take a risk at an event even if not winning at the end.