Calpurnia Quotes Courage

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In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, Calpurnia, and Atticus stand out when courage comes to mind. These characters show courage in many unique ways with different situations. In the early 1930s, in the deep south, racial discrimination was a huge conflict, for example, the Jim Crows Laws were in play, and it legalized segregation between blacks and whites. Courage isn’t always shown in situations, but simply throughout growing up. Scout is very passionate about who she is, and what she believes in. Throughout the timeline of the book, she doesn’t let anything or anyone change that. For example, she believes Arthur is a good man, although Bob Ewell tries to tell her differently. Scout says, “If you shouldn’t be defendin’ …show more content…

Calpurnia is Jem and Scouts mother figure, because their mother died due to a sudden heart attack. Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout to her church, First Purchase, and introduces them to the fact that not all black people are bad people. She shows courage because it’s nerve racking to bring 2 white children to an all black church. Calpurnia says, “I don’t want anybody sayin’ I don’t look after my children” (Lee pg. 118). Calpurnia takes pride in Jem and Scout and shows a massive amount of courage taking these children to her type of life, and to her church. She teaches these kids that it’s not always the right thing to do what everybody else is doing. Calpurnia looks after these children and takes them in as her own when she is told to. Atticus shows the most examples of courage in this story. He teaches his people many lessons, especially his children. For example, he teaches his children to believe what they want, and to not let other people influence their decisions or thoughts. Atticus says, “Don’t you worry about anything. It’s not time to worry” (Lee pg. 134).This stands out because Atticus has faith in his mind and his

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