Is There Real Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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#1 Courage was also shown by Mrs. Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird. She was a stubborn old lady who would say rude things every time Jem or Scout passed by her house. Morphine was her addiction, and since Jem ruined all of her camellia bushes after receiving many insults from her, his punishment was to read to her and have Scout join as well. Later we find out that Jem and Scout read to her for a certain amount of time, and during that time period she was without morphine. She wanted to wean off of morphine, as that seemed to be her dying wish. They read to her until she did die. After the fact, Atticus says, “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” (Lee 149). Therefore,
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