Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • Courage in TKAM
    • Mrs Dubose
      • Attempts to rid herself of drug addiction ( she knows she is dying and that there is no point to her battle)
      • Atticus calls her "the bravest person " he knows.
    • Scout
      • childish fears such as running past the Radley Place
      • moral courage - does not retaliate when her friends call her father names
    • Boo Radley
      • shows courage when he rescues the children
    • Bob Ewell
      • man totally without courage
        • he tries to take revenge on the children and even then he does not have the courage to face them in daylight, but strikes in the darkness
    • "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what"
    • Jem
      • Jem had "never declined a dare"
      • moral courage, he "broke the remaining code of childhood", and even though it was not in favour of Dill and Scout, he stood up and related to Atticus about the issue when Dill was found under the bed
    • Maycomb
      • Fire at Miss maudies - The people of Maycomb, in all codes of "dress and undress", and without hesitation, helped to shift "furniture" to "a yard" across her house
    • Calpurnia
      • Calpurnia shows courage by warning the Radleys about the mad dog on the street


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