To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Of Courage

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To Kill a Mockingbird is written by Harper Lee, published in 1960, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930’s in a town called Maycomb, Alabama. Courage is one of the main themes in this novel and is portrayed in the characters Boo Radley, Mrs. Dubose and Atticus. Courage is the quality of mind that enables a person to overcome fear, to face difficulty or pain, or danger. Courage is a quality that many people hope to have, and if you have courage it will give you respect. The theme of courage is presented in the novel as a lesson for the characters . Boo Radley leaves his house only a few times throughout the novel. When he does it is to help Jem and Scout or to put things in the tree for Jem and Scout. The first time Boo goes out of his house is to put the blanket on Jem and Scout while they watch the fire at Miss.Maudie's house. "Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you." (p.96) Atticus says this after Scout asks him who put the blanket around Jem and her. The second time Boo leaves his house is to save Scout and Jem from getting attacked by Mr.Euwell. “He was still leaning against the wall… His hair was dead and thin almost featherly on top of his head.” (p.363) We know that Boo doesn’t…show more content…
“ I want you to see what real courage is,...It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyways and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose when all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to She died beholden to Nothing or nobody. She was the bravest person I knew.” (p.149) Atticus is using the example of Mrs.Dubose’s courage to Jem and Scout to show them what real courage
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