Courage In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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What does one think of when courage comes to mind? Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Likewise, it is strength in the face of pain or grief. Several characters show courage in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, although it may not be obvious at first. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, Ms. Dubose overcomes her morphine addiction, and Atticus defends Tom Robinson even though he is colored. Those three examples show a tremendous amount of courage. Not only is courage found in To Kill a Mockingbird, but it is also found in events happening in the present time. Two modern day examples of courage, a major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird, are Hurricane Katrina and my spine surgery. Hurricane Katrina is related to…show more content…
I had spine surgery on June 13th, 2017 because I had scoliosis. Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, which means that my spine was not straight. I found out that I had scoliosis when I was eleven years old and it changed my life. I had to wear an unbelievably, uncomfortable brace at night and go to the doctor every few months. It was all going fine until I had a few growth spurts. My spine curved to the point where I would need surgery. I had a fifty degree curve in the upper portion of my spine which needed to be fixed. I was very scared because anything could go wrong with these procedures; however, I was courageous and went through it. The surgery went fine but, the healing process the absolute worst. The nurses kept telling me that the more I tried to get through it the faster I would heal. I did whatever they told me and ended up out of the hospital in less that five days. I was back to normal in less than two weeks, although my mom was not convinced and I was not allowed to do basically anything. Courage is shown in the simplest things; I would not have been able to get through this without courage and hope. My spine surgery is associated with the novel To Kill a Mockingbird because of the courage shown in the tough
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