Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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While not all people possess gallantry and bravery, there are also many figures of society that demonstrate various acts of courage. In the Pulitzer prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, multiple characters in Maycomb demonstrate acts of firmness and integrity that are both big and small. The story revolves around the citizens of Maycomb, and the events that surround the trial of a negroe man named Tom Robinson. Throughout the novel, citizens from all social classes and backgrounds conduct themselves in a courageous manner in particular situations. Mrs. Dubose shows immense bravery while fighting a difficult personal battle with addiction, while Scout, a young girl, must be gallant at such a young age when she is told to walk away from fights, rather than take part in them. Although people often rely on prejudices and superiorities in society rather than courage under certain circumstances, Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is filled with characters that strongly exemplify true courage, and the story also has created its own definition of what courage is. In relation to Lee’s novel, a courageous person is confident and makes strong choices in a variety of situations that will solve the conflict at hand. This definition can be applied to many different characters throughout the novel based on how the characters react to specific situations. In Harper Lee’s novel, Mayella Ewell does not show exceptional courage when she is testifying in the…

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