How Does Scout Show Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The definition of courage is to do something no matter what, even in the face of pain or grief. In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, we see courage shown through three characters; Jem, Scout, and Atticus. The story takes place in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb. The time period of the story takes place during the Great Depression, where almost everybody is poor and doesn’t have much. The town has many problems, especially prejudice. The people in Maycomb discriminate not only black people, but also women, and people who are a lower class than themselves. Atticus, being the father of Jem and Scout, teaches his children in the right way, and they learn throughout the story how to be courageous and there are many examples of this in the novel. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” In the novel, there is a character by the name of Scout, who is the main character of the story. In the beginning of the book, Scout shows courage when she stands up for Walter Cunningham by telling Miss Caroline that he only takes what he can give back. Later in the story while Atticus is sitting in front of Tom Robinson’s jail cell, a mob forms up and they want to get to Tom. Not knowing what she’s doing, Scout breaks up the mob. At the very end of the story, Scout puts herself in Boo
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