How Does Harper Lee Show Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Courage is the mindset or boldness to face pain, suffering, or shame for the greater good. To Kill a Mockingbird by harper lee is set in the 1930’s in maycomb county alabama. Throughout the novel characters show courage in many ways, some greater than others. The three most courageous characters in the novel being, Atticus finch, a father and lawyer, Tom Robinson, an african american slave, and mrs. dubose a morphine addict. They all overcome different hardships with one attribute, courage. Atticus Finch, a lawyer and the father of Jem and Scout, lives in maycomb county alabama in the 1930’s. In 1933 Atticus is appointed to a court case involving rape by the local judge, juge taylor. Mayella ewell, a white woman, accuses Tom Robinson, an african american slave, of raping her. Atticus has the choice to deny the case because he is white and Tom Robinson, the accused, is an african american, however he accepts the case and…show more content…
Mrs. Dubose, another extremely courage character, fought a dependence on morphine in order to die unaddicted. Because of a medical condition, she took morphine, then slowly became addicted. Upon realising her dependence she made a goal to not die addicted. In order to accomplish this the decreased the time she used morphine every night. She kept track of this with a timmer. Atticus said, "She said she was going to leave this world beholden to nothing and nobody. Jem, when you 're sick as she was, it 's all right to take anything to make it easier, but it wasn 't all right for her. She said she meant to break herself of it before she died, and that 's what she did." She wanted to die without an a dependence to morphine. it would have made sense for her to continue taking morphine to dull the pain, but instead she took the pain in order to die free of her addiction. When she dies atticus voiced “Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the
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