Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? This quote by Vincent Van Gogh shows how if people did not possess courage and try things in life the world would have gone nowhere. In fact, many stories in literature contain characters with great courage in which people obtain inspiration from. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many characters display bravery. The story focuses on a young girl named scout, her brother Jem, and their father Atticus who live in a town in which a ghostly character causes disrupt. Also, the town suffers from racial divide when a black man undergoes an accusation of rape that may result in serious consequences. Throughout the story, Atticus, Jem, and Scout exhibit courage. To start, Atticus displays extraordinary courage even in tough and sometimes dangerous situations. Many times throughout the novel, impossible situations arise but in spite of everything, Atticus courageously steps out to solve the problem. As an example, a dog with rabies was spotted on the street heading towards the Finch’s house and Atticus…show more content…
Due to Scouts age, some of the situations she approached where extremely dangerous without her knowing while others were merely standing for what she thought right. For an example, Scout saved Atticus from a very dangerous situation at the county jail when a mob wanted to deal with Tom Robinson. In fact, the mere presence of a child caused the people in the mob to come to their senses and go home. “So it took an eight-year-old child to bring ‘em to their senses, didn’t it?” said Atticus (210). Secondly, Scout demonstrates bravery even when she has to stand up for her dad. In school, Scout got allot of pressure due to the fact that he dad was defending black man. In fact she went so far as to fight with another kid at school in order to defend her dad. In the end, Scout possesses an overarching pattern of courage in the
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