Real Courage Quotes

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“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” is a quote by Harper Lee in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird (pg.149). Basically, Harper Lee is saying that you are to finish what you started and don’t quit halfway through. Now what do you think that this quote means? I will try to inform you about what this quote means. “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win”-Atticus (pg.101). Here Atticus is trying to get Scout to learn what courage is. He is trying to say that you should not give up before the situation even begins to take place. He knows he will not win but that does not mean that you should stop trying…show more content…
This is where Scout asks “Atticus, are we going to win it?” Which then Atticus responds “No, Honey”(pg.101) Here Atticus showed courage because he was “licked” before he started. He even knew he wasn’t going to win but he wouldn’t be able to look at his kids if he did not do this. This shows even more courage by Atticus admitting he was going to lose . Harper Lee said “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”(pg.134) Here is when Atticus and the kids go to Mrs. Dubose’s house and talked to her about things. This is courage because Atticus was not holding a gun or being mean to Mrs. Dubose. He was not afraid of what he would be called and what he would not be called. He knew she was trying to off her morphine addiction so he knew she was ill. Courage is found everywhere in the book and could be mostly the theme of the book. At least one of the themes out of one hundred. Courage would never be about being mean or cool but courage is about knowing what is right and going through with it. Atticus knew it was the right thing to do to defend Tom Robinson but he knew he would not win. Now what do you think what real courage
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