What Is The Theme Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In Chapter 6 of the novel TKAM, shows us that there are two types of courage- physical courage and moral courage. Physical courage was shown as Jem and Dill decided to “peep in the window with the loose shutter to see if they could get a look at Boo Radley.” And moral courage was shown to us when Jem decided to return to the scene of the crime in order to retrieve his pants. Physical Courage In order to satisfy their curiosity, at night, Dill And Jem planned to get a glimpse of how Boo Radley looks like. Worried and frightened for the two, Scout had no other choice but to join them. Although Scout was scared of coming back to the Radley Place, she gathered her courage and went along with Jem and Dill’s Plan. As the three kids were sneaking out, remaining and maintaining silence was a challenge. Sneaking out of the house took a lot of courage for the three kids because they were already told off by Atticus to ignore how the Radley’s way of living and about Boo Radley. If ever they were caught by Atticus sneaking out to take a look at Boo Radley at night, they would probably have to face the consequences.After Jem, Dill and Scout had snuck out, they saw that the back of the Radley house was less inviting than the front. In the previous chapters, when Jem ran up and touched…show more content…
This type of courage means doing the right thing even when one has fears about the risk and consequences. When Jem was told by Atticus to go get his pants back from Dill, Jem decided to get his pants back from the Radley Place fence. Although Jem could wait until the next morning to get his pants, he was resolved to do the right thing in order to keep his relationship with Atticus the way it has been. His decision to return to the scene of the crime was courageous. Even after Scout’s reasonings and pleadings and (possible) fear of Mr. Radley he still went back to retrieve his pants so that he could keep things straight with
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