Essay about To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Courage, the mental or morale strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty, is displayed in many different ways throughout Harper Lee¹s only published novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. To some, the courage manifested by the characters in this book is either offensive, or frivolous, but to those who realize the true meaning of this word, the fortitude and bravery exhibited by certain individuals is considered uncustomary. In fact, To Kill A Mockingbird revolves around courage, as the author of this book describes Jem and Scout¹s (the two main character¹s in the story) childhoods living in Maycomb County, and how, as they grow older , they learn to realistically define heroism. To distinct
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When her father asked her to refrain from fighting, Scout understood, assuming that accomplishing this task would be as easy as throwing a berry in the breeze and having it land in her mouth. At first, she was right. Scout thought that this relevance would only last until someone physically challenged her though, which was wrong, for after she promised to her father that she would no longer engage in battle, she turned down all opportunities to fight. The first to determine if Scout was going to abide by her father¹s rules was a member of her class, as well as an on and off companion, called Cecil Jacobs. He accused Atticus of defending niggers, for as I have already mentioned he decided to defend Tom Robinson in court. The day after the inculpation, Scout faced Cecil in the schoolyard, threatening to attack him. She then remembered what her father had said about grappling, and therefore, she left the scene of the quarrel. It was the first time she ever walked away from a fight. In this case, Scout displayed courage for fighting was a way for her to prove that she was as ironhanded, callous, and stalwart as a boy, and that because of this, she should be treated such as one. Backing away from the fight led others to understand that she was in fact a girl and also a coward. Though in her mind she thought that she was damaging her reputation, she knew that
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