Atticus taught me many things about being courageous. For example, he knew he probably wasn’t going to win the Tom Robinson case yet he still gave it his all which showed his loyalty towards Tom. His children learned something from a great man like what color you are doesn’t define who you truly are inside. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
On the other hand, you have David Coke. An overall exceptional guy who even though was set on the fact he would die in war "‘It’s absolutely hopeless," (First Encounter with a bandit, 43), was still brave enough to fight. Roald Dahl encounters Miss Trefusis and David Coke at different times and has different ideas on who they are as people. They were different, except for one thing, Roald had said this about Miss Trefusis. "I felt she would come to my rescue at any time" (The Voyage Out, 83) to Roald Miss Trefusis was dependable, he had told us how he believed she would rescue him.
This shows courage because he made her life horrible and was very mean to her by trying to make her cry, but she still very nicely stood up to him. That is why this book shows courage. Although both stories have many things in common, they both also have many of things that they have that are differences between them. For instance In Making Sarah Cry she did nothing about getting bullied and she just kept (stupidly) coming outside. However, In don’t give up the fight she told her best friend and then her and her best friend told the principal.
Lee shows many examples of people being courageous throughout the book, like when Atticus protects Tom. The lynching mob shows up to kill Tom even though they didn’t have any evidence that proved he was guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Atticus protects him. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout when Bob Ewell tries to kill them, even though there are many rumors and lies about him. Atticus also steps up again to defend Tom in court even though his own sister disapproves of his actions and thinks that their family is too good for Tom. Over and over again there are scenarios where people have to have to be courageous, people have to face being alone, and being different, courage is standing by yourself while everyone around you judges based on the decision you made to do what is believed to be the right
Although he is being harassed he doesn’t care,and continues to defend Tom Robinson. He does this because he truly believes that Tom is innocent and feels that if he doesn’t fight for Tom he will lose his honor and respect as can be seen from the quote, Atticus to Scout “If I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent his legislature,I couldn't even tell you or Jem not do something again.” (100, Lee) He believes in his heart that it is
He proved to everyone: Don’t judge a book by its cover. The second moral Toni Cade Bambara attempted to convey was: Pursue your passion. In the story, Hazel pursued her dream of running and came out on top even thought the competition was tough. Also, even though her brother had a mental problem, she didn’t give up. She pursued her dream of running.
She is a stubborn, strong-willed girl who will not take no for an answer. A fourteen year old girl seeking personal revenge for her father’s death is something many would not expect. Although Mattie would much rather find and kill Tom Chaney herself, she knows deep down she needs someone to protect and care for her. With her losing her father, she encounters a rough time and looks for someone to fill his missing spot. Her voice is so strong on her own, but throughout the course of the journey, she finds a sense of nurture and safety within Rooster Cogburn.
Megon Mancini: I would put this before the text evidence to lead into it. Megon Mancini: we are Megon Mancini: Underline or put in italics [Last Name] 2 Addy and her mother kept moving on matter what pain they went through the drive that they had such a strong impact on their lives. They have been through the worst of the worst they wanted to cry an scream and let all of it out but they held it together because they had hope and they kept on moving. "Addy does not cry out any more, not even when she stubs her toes. Addy is worried; while she can swim, the water is moving swiftly and Momma can 't swim at all."
He tells his daughter, Scout, "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. (p. 101)” By this, he is telling scout that even though it seems that there is no way he can win, he will try because his conscience tells him it is the right thing to do. Even if the town is against him for it, he feels it necessary to do the right thing. Atticus’s courage is shown when he says, “Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what… (p. 149).” In this, he shows courage by taking on a nearly impossible challenge, to defend a black man in court. Moreover, he wants his children to understand that courage is not doing what is easiest, but what is right.
Some people have courage and some people do not. But courage is something everyone should have. The book To Kill a Mocking Bird shows courage and how it effects people. Courage gives one strength to face their fears in everyday life. A lot of people showed courage in To Kill a Mocking Bird.