Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' And ' The Out Courage '

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“Scout”ing Out Courage December 14, 2012 was a tragic day. The students and staff of the school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut were all victims of a school shooting. One six year old boy, Jesse Lewis, did a completely unselfish and heroic act. While being held in his classroom by a gunman, he sacrificed himself and yelled at the other students to run. Jesse knew when the right time to say this was as he realized the gunman had to stop to reload (Associated). The characters in To Kill a Mockingbird are courageous as well. The setting of this novel is Maycomb, Alabama in 1933. The time period is only one generation after the Civil War. White people still show a great deal of racism towards blacks, especially in Alabama due to its loyalty to the Confederacy during the war. The courage shown in this book has a lot to do with racial problems as well as others. A fine example of fatherly courage is shown through Atticus Finch. His son, Jem Finch, is seen as a boy with an adolescent braveness. Also, Scout Finch shows her boldness by being true to her tough interior as well as exterior. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee sends these fictional characters through a plot of events to display and explain what she believes courage is.
Atticus Finch, the father of Scout and Jem, is portrayed as a heroic southern gentleman. Atticus has been thrown in positions where his courage has shown through. For example, Atticus risks his life to save Miss Maudie’s rocking chair when her house…
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