To Kill A Mockingbird Courage

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"It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you" (Lee 170). Courage can be depicted as something someone lacks. Harper Lee gives countless examples of how acts of courage can shine through in anybody at anytime; You don't need a certain moment to do so. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird courage comes across as something you are taught rather than valued as a given. This is shown through Scout, Atticus and Boo. Scout allows herself to let go of all the rumors and negative things said about Boo Radley. All through the book she was torn between the person Boo was made out to be and the realistic version of his true self. In chapter 31 Scout takes Boo by the…show more content…
He showed courage within his daily life constantly. He made it a point and a continuous effort to raise his two kids Jem and Scout to grow up with a sense of pride. When Judge Taylor approached Atticus on the porch late at night in chapter 16, I knew he was only being appointed because Judge Taylor saw something in Atticus that made him fit to defend Tom Robinson. It takes a lot of courage to willingly defend someone who at the time was looking down upon because of the color of their skin. Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson. As said in the book “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him…show more content…
In the end of the book when Scout offers to walk Boo home he is able to reflect on all the times he has been watching out for Scout and Jem. He knows in his heart that he only wanted the best for the two children and now that he has stepped out of his shadow he can really feel complete with his life choices towards the children. In relation to Boo finally emerging from his house; Boo saves the kids from Bob Ewell. When Scout and Jem were being attacked by Bob no one could’ve known what was happening or that they were in danger. Boo made it eminent to the kids that he had all along been watching out `for them when he runs out and saves their lives; returning Jem home safely as well as Scout in the process. Finally in chapter 31 when Atticus and Heck Tate are outside talking and Scout and Boo are in the room with Jem; Scout makes a point to allow Boo to touch Jem’s head and get close to him. “You can pet him, Mr.Arthur, he’s asleep. You couldn’t if he was awake, though, he wouldn’t let you… Go on, sir, he’s asleep.” (Lee 372) This quote shows the prominence between how Scout was able to allow Boo into their lives so quickly knowing he overall was a good
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