Mrs Dubose's Bravery

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Bravery can be demonstrated in many ways. The most common way we see it today is in movies or books by a hero facing a villain who is much more powerful than themselves. However, bravery can be much more. It can be killing a spider despite having an extreme fear of the insect or speaking your mind knowing there will be backlash. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs. Dubose demonstrates an entirely different kind of bravery, and one which may be the bravest of all, she stands up to pain in the face of death in order to be a better person. Mrs. Dubose had a long standing addiction to morphine, an incredibly strong pain killer, but has she found out she was dying she decided to defeat that addiction. Atticus explains to Jem that she could have died with
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