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What Is The Byproduct Of The Challenges In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Everyday people find the courage to do things they never thought they could do. Some people think courage comes from how strong and brave you are, but I disagree. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character, Scout, and several other characters, go through events and challenges that change their lives, especially the Tom Robinson trial, which exposed Scout to the evils of racism and stereotyping. Although courage is represented in many ways in the book, I believe courage is the byproduct of overcoming challenges. Miss Maudie had a different view on things like racism and people in Maycomb, which shows how courage is the byproduct of overcoming challenges. Atticus announces that Tom is dead to Scout, his sister Aunt Alexandra, and Miss Maudie. Aunt Alexandra talks about how the town is too afraid to do what Atticus does. Miss Maudie saying that the town is paying the highest tribute they can pay a man. Aunt Alexandra asks Miss Maudie who in the town is paying the highest tribute. Miss Maudie says, “‘The handful of people in this town who say that fair play is not marked White Only; the handful of people who say a fair trial…show more content…
Miss Maudie gives her view on Tom’s death, which are different compared to a stereotypical person in Maycomb. Tom Robinson, who was found guilty on a crime he didn’t commit, race playing part in it, tries to escape from prison, being tired of white men’s chances and taking his own, knowing the risks. Finally, Boo Radley comes out of his house near the end of the book, showing how time, but more especially, his relationship with Jem and Scout helping him overcome his shyness to help them. Courage is unexpected at times, and sometimes you wonder where you got it from. It comes in many forms, even the non-apparent ones. Courage isn’t a one moment thing, because it is the life experiences that make you do the least expected
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