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Courage in To Kill A Mockingbird

Uploaded by Romans1:16 on Dec 05, 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic novel about a young girl, her brother, and a close friend and their adventures in finding Boo Radley, and growing up in a prejudiced society towards African-Americans. The books main character Jeane-Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout, is shown how cruel and unfair the world can be, especially southern Alabama during the Great Depression. The reader is given a very good idea of how hard it was to show courage through its time of need.

To Kill a Mockingbird portrays great courage, for example Scout, her father Atticus, or Ms. Dubose in her time of peril. It is all of these stories rolled up in this book that kept me reading this classic novel, although reading is not my favourite pastime, this book was a very satisfying read.

I would say that To Kill a Mockingbird is a very good read for anyone who is looking for inspiration, or is looking for a strong story. Lee depicts family values
shining through in the darkest of times, and the many intertwined stories create a memorable novel.

Atticus Finch is a courageous person because he does what he believes is right, and does not follow Maycombs racist way. Defending Tom Robinson, an African-American man accused of raping a white woman proves Atticus’ integrity. His children Scout and Jem feel the repercussions of their father’s actions in defending Tom Robinson, "But Mrs. Dubose held us: "'Not only a Finch waiting tables, but one in the
courthouse lawing for niggers’ ... 'your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.'" Atticus stays strong and does what is truly right despite the publics’ beliefs.

Mrs. Dubose is a good model of courage because she recognizes she has a flaw and that she has to fix. She is addicted to Morphine and makes a goal to die
free of her weakness. She goes through a time of withdrawal that is difficult to survive "Her head moved slowly from side to side. From time to time she would open her mouth wide, and I could see her tongue undulate faintly. Cords of saliva would collect on
her lips; she would draw them in, than open her mouth again. Her mouth seemed to have a private existence of its own." She finishes her goal before she dies, although she is has taken help from Jem reading to her every Saturday as a way of...

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Uploaded by:   Romans1:16

Date:   12/05/2008

Category:   To Kill a Mockingbird

Length:   3 pages (629 words)

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