Courage can be found where it is least expected. In her book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor uses Cassie as an example courage. Courage is the ability to do something, even though you are frightened of doing it, which Cassie shows a lot throughout the book. Cassie is a little girl, who is very smart, sassy, and courageous. She stands up for what she believes and helps others that need a voice. Cassie showed courage when she stood up to Mr. Barnett, tried to help Little Man by explaining his actions, and helping T.J. when he betrayed their family. She has shown that is very courageous and outspoken girl by standing up for things that she believed, even if she knew what was going to happen to her for her speaking out. Also, she helps others if they do not deserve it or if they are in real trouble.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, Calpurnia, and Atticus stand out when courage comes to mind. These characters show courage in many unique ways with different situations. In the early 1930s, in the deep south, racial discrimination was a huge conflict, for example, the Jim Crows Laws were in play, and it legalized segregation between blacks and whites. Courage isn’t always shown in situations, but simply throughout growing up.
“Courage doesn 't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I’ll try again tomorrow’” - Mary Anne Radmacher. Through this quote one can see the advantages of real courage. One can really understand the true meaning of courage by reading the books To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The book by Harper Lee is written by a 9 year old’s perspective named Scout.
She was being courageous because she feared that Eric would do something with the information that she gave him but she just went for it and gave him the letter even after she had the chance to change her decision. Running away is a hard thing to do especially when you want to stay put. Sarah decides she is going to runaway to keep everyone else safe but it is so hard to leave all the people that you have ever loved just to keep them safe.
It doesn’t actually display bravery, but rather a confused idea of courage that Tim incorprates throughout his novel. In summation, Tim O’Brien exercises what courage truly means throughout his novel The Things They Carried. He seems to come to a consensus that there truly is no singular meaning to courage as each and every person can interpret it differently. Tim O’Brien’s does an astonishing job exhibiting to the reader what courage truly is and the innumerable ways in which it can be
Courage is being brave and taking the risk of doing something. In the book Witness by Karen Hesse many citizens did not like African-Americans , Jews and Catholics. Leonora Sutter, a character in the book, is a 12-year-old who is African-American and everyday deals with many citizens not liking her because the color of her skin. Courage comes in many ways and Leonora keeping her head high and not paying attention to it is an example. There are many racist people in the town like the KKK.
Father Cry by Billy Wilson talks about a fatherless generation. He tells stories about his life that relates with each chapter. The first chapter talks about how many people grow up in a single parent home, and how in this generation especially, you can hear the desperate cry for a father. It goes on to say how we shouldn’t miss the opportunity to minister to people because so many of them are in desperate need of an awakening. After these two chapters, the majority of it talks about spiritual mothers and fathers. He writes about how in a time like this we should all have someone to go to as well as be that person to others. He gives many examples of spiritual mothers and fathers from the Bible. For example, Moses was a spiritual father to
While both of these stories share a common theme of courage, the social implication of the stories is quite different. In Making Sarah Cry, Sarah only sticks up for herself and the boy. In Susan B Anthony Dares To Vote, she sticks up for all women around the United States, protesting that they should have equal rights as men. In the beginning, the boy bullies Sarah for being
Nelson Mandela has an exceptional point of view on courage, as he once said "Courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." Like Mr. Mandela, Melinda Sordino in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson also learned this throughout her time as a ninth grader. The character Melinda has many encounters that test her courage throughout the book. The first act of bravery that stood out to me was when Melinda put her emotion's into art.
The characters Rose and Gussie define courage through their resilience, unwillingness to back down, integrity and sacrifice. Rose is courageous when she decides to take control of her own life. When she’s told by her mother she must go back to Ireland, she refuses. “I had never openly defied my parents before... But now I had no choice.
In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, courage is demonstrated throughout the novel by various characters. To begin, courage was shown when Elie’s father was too weak to continue working and was selected to be killed, so Elie ran after his father, determined not to lose him. Courageously he chased after his father, “... Several SS men rushed to find me, creating such a confusion that a number of people were able to switch over to the right-among them my father and I. Still, there were gunshots and some dead” (Wiesel 96).
Sarah ignored the fact that she could be thrown in prison if she goes. Her bond with Hetty makes her use her courage to save her friend and to stand up to her mother. She explained, “I don’t know if I can do anything, but I can’t sit here on my hands… I’m going back to Charleston. I can at least try and convince my mother to sell them to me so I can set them free. ”(343).
and Charlie had the courage to speak up about girls being