Theme Of Bravery In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In ¨To Kill a Mockingbird¨, bravery is represented by Scout, Atticus and Mrs. Dubose. They present courage and strength throughout part 1. Scout is loyal and courageous against bullies who talk bad about Atticus. Atticus is strong to defend a black man although everyone else says it’s wrong. Mrs. Dubose is a courageous woman who holds in the secret of an addiction to herself. They are all strong characters towards the end of part 1. Jean Louise Finch, Scout, displays bravery for Atticus towards Cecil Jacobs. Cecil picks on Scout because Atticus is defending a black man and calls him a “disgrace”(Lee 102). Usually, Scout would fight Cecil for this, but Atticus has told her that “no matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your…show more content…
He explains that although he shouldn’t be defending him, he does it for Scout and Jem. His main reason to defend him is because he wants to prove his role as a lawyer and as a father. He says, “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100) to Scout because if he doesn’t stay loyal and respectful as a lawyer, he can’t display a good role model for her and Jem. Atticus is a honorable lawyer and father who stays true to his duties no matter what they are. Mrs. Dubose presents bravery for living through a disease. She uses morphine to seal away the pain and she uses reading as a way to take her mind off of the disease. She is strong to keep living when she already knows that she will die soon, yet she continues. Atticus tells Jem and Scout that “It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee 149). Mrs. Dubose is brave for going through her pain alone without anybody or anything. Scout, Atticus and Mrs. Dubose represents bravery and courage in part 1 of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Scout has courage against Cecil Jacobs when he bullies her because of Atticus. Atticus has strength to defend a negro although he shouldn’t. Mrs. Dubose is the most bravest person because she is strong enough to live her life with disease. They all demonstrate bravery towards the end of part

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