Examples Of True Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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What is true courage? Is it holding the door for a lady? Or maybe giving change to charity. According to Harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird. "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" (Lee 124). The three examples of this that I saw in this book where Ms.Dubose, Adicus and Tom Robinson. In this paragraph I will be explaining each of my choices. My first example of currents is when Ms.Dubose tries to quit her Morphine addiction. My first point is that she tried to quit but eventually knew she couldn’t but she kept trying anyway. My second point is that she had Jem read to her in means to distract her from the morphine. This also shows she really wanted to quit even though it was killing her. My third point being that Atticus said she was the most courageous one and demonstrated the most courage because “she knew she had been licked before she began but she continued…show more content…
He could have decided he wouldn't win and just accepted he would be tried guilty but instead he fought till the end. The first example I found of this in the novel was that he went along with the charges and trial and charges even though he knew he was going to lose. This would take great courage considering he would have been worried about lynch mobs along with what would happen if they lost the trial. The second example I found in the novel was when he got up and testified against a white man and woman's word. This was unheard of at the time. My last example is a quote from the book ‘"Mr. Finch?" A soft husky voice came from the darkness above: "They gone?" Atticus stepped back and looked up. "They've gone," he said. "Get some sleep, Tom. They won't bother you anymore."’ (Lee 128-130) This quote shows how scared tom is but he stays strong throughout. I believe all of these points show that tom shows the books definition of

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