Courage is shown through actions of people. Through the adventure of Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry, by, Mildred D.Taylor Cassie Logan shows a lot of courage by standing up for what's right. Cassie had courage when she had to stand up for her little brother, Little Man and then again during the fight with her rival Lillian Jean. Cassie showed that she can be sassy, she’s a very outspoken girl, and that she loved her friends and family. Even when equality meant nothing to everybody else but her, she still believed in it.
Nelson Mandela has an exceptional point of view on courage, as he once said "Courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." Like Mr. Mandela, Melinda Sordino in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson also learned this throughout her time as a ninth grader. The character Melinda has many encounters that test her courage throughout the book. The first act of bravery that stood out to me was when Melinda put her emotion's into art.
What is true courage? Is it holding the door for a lady? Or maybe giving change to charity. According to Harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird. "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" (Lee 124).
To Have And To Use Eleanor Roosevelt once acclaimed, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along” (Roosevelt). Eleanor Roosevelt faced many challenges and prejudices throughout her life. She would not have been able to overcome these if she had not demonstrated strength and courage.
Could a young girl live with only one parent. Yes, if many influences are present. Scouts character has matured because of the closet to her. Calpurnia, Atticus and Aunt Alexandra have changed Scout, throughout the book by the various lessons they taught her,that changed her perspective on how she viewed situations and developed her character.
In today’s world, many different people from many different backgrounds and countries hold certain values close to their hearts. Though different values are held close to different people, people always have held values close to them. A major value that people around the world hold close is courage. A major reason that people hold courage close is because people who have courage are often looked up to. In today’s world however it seems that many people undervalue courage.
Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill A Mockingbird” portrays Scout (Jean Louis) Finch as a tomboy who prefers attacking opponents, over using her mental acumen. However, several instances in the book show her gradually flourishing into a mature young lady. Scout displays acts of courage and empathy as will be delineated in this essay. It is said that courage is the ability to do something that frightens one.
“Courage” what is it? The dictionary definition says courage is “The ability to do something that frightens one.” Though what does it mean to you, and what does it mean to you to be courageous. In your mind is courageous when you save somebody’s life, jump out of a burning building, or simply climbing a mountain? Well to me, in order to be courageous you have to fight a fear.
Courage is the ability to face a fear, pain, or a difficult obstacle in life. Many individuals have great qualities, but not many have courage. Having courage can give you the ability to stand up for yourself and others. Another great ability that courage gives you is the ability to express yourself and what you think is wrong or right. Being courageous also makes you fearless which means you’ll accomplish any goals you have set for yourself.
Courage is a virtue that all people have and it can come from the most unlikely places. Being a woman or child in an environment where war is being waged, and to be able to manage in that environment, took an incredible amount of courage. Faulkner uses several situations in his novel “The Unvanquished,” to show how Granny, Bayard, and Ringo must possess the courage to take on roles that they normally would not have if the man-of-the-house would have been on the home-front, instead of fighting Yankees. Every son wants to be like his father. They look up to him, live by his example, and want to win his approval in every situation; or at least that is what it was like back then.
Courage is strength in the face of physical pain, hardship or death. It is also the choice and willingness to confront shame and personal loss. In Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird', people demonstrate courage by standing up against prejudice, and overcoming their own loneliness and fears to live a good life. Mrs Dubose faces up to her morphine addiction. Atticus faces down the racism of the town.