To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes To Show Courage

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“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” As said by Muhammad Ali, a professional American boxer and activist. Muhammad Ali needed courage to box just like characters from To Kill a Mockingbird By: Harper Lee. In To Kill a Mockingbird courage is shown by Jem, Scout, and Dill. In the book Jem shows courage by doing things others are too scared to do. “Jem was not one to dwell on past defeats: it seemed the only message he got from Atticus was insight into the art of cross examination.” (Lee, 51). This quote shows that Jem has the courage to keep going on even though he as been defeated. Also shows how he can lead people with his courage. “Jem shook his head. As Atticus’s fists went to his hips, so did Jem’s” (Lee,152). Jem has the courage to stand up to his father to protect him. Then Jem isn’t afraid to show his defiance physically. “We were nearly to the road when I felt Jem’s hand leave me, felt him jerk backwards to the ground. More …show more content…

“Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in. Mr. Cunningham displayed no interest in his son, so I tackled his entailment once more in a last-ditch effort to make him feel at home.” (Lee, 154). Scout is trying to help her father by changing the subject and not allowing them to go after her dad. She has the courage to get in front of a group of men that are going after her father and have a home like conversation with him. “Winter, and his children shivered at the front gate, silhouetted against a blazing house. Winter, and a man walked into the street, dropped his glasses, and shot a dog. Summer, and he watched his children’s heart break. Autumn again, and Boo’s children needed him.” (Lee, 279). In this quote Scout had the courage to stop and take a moment to be in some else’s shoes. She looked around and lived a year in Boo’s

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