To Kill A Mockingbird Courage Analysis

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Adinahel Hernandez Survey 1st Period Mr Smith November 3 2017 Suppressing One's Fear Have you ever wondered what is the actual definition of courage? What about true acts of courage really are? In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the novel is based on a little town where nothing really happens until a man gets accused with rape and only one character would be able to help him out of his own sheer courage and empathy. The author Harper Lee teaches readers that courage is a quality that anyone can show during any difficult problem while suppressing their fear. Lee also shows what the lack of courage is, cowardice. Harper Lee teaches readers that courage is a really unique trait that you could have. You could have tremendous…show more content…
He also didn't want what happened to influence scout and the others by saying “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” (Chp 11) I really feel like Atticus is showing a great amount of courage not just shooting the dog for his family's defense, but having the courage to teach scout and the others a lesson that no others would teach them correctly cause if they wouldn't have gotten an explanation that good and they would think that the person with the gun is the most courageous. Even scout knew that Atticus knew what real courage was even before the dog being shot with ms Dubose, how Atticus said nice things to the meanest person; Ms. Dubose. Scout says, “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” (chp 11) While Atticus might show some tremendous amounts of courage in the story, there is one more Character that shows courage without anyone knowing until the very end. This character is Boo Radley. In chapter 7, scout and jem find a knothole in a tree with soap figures carved by hand so they come by
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