To Kill a Mockingbird Theme: Courage Essay

Calpurnia’s act of courage shows when she takes Jem and Scout to First Purchase African M. E. Church. In my point of view I think Calpurnia did a courageous act because not knowing what could happen to Jem and Scout she still took the risk of taking them. Once they got there a member from First Purchase African M. E. Church named Lula disliked them because they were white “Lula stopped, but she said, ‘You ain’ t got no business bringin’ white chillun here – they got their church we got our’n. ’’(119) This quote shows courage as well as prejudice.

It makes the kids feel unwelcome and make them want to leave. • -The pictured attached with this explanation is meant for Jem and Scout to stand out. In the background is a church of many African American’s while Jem and Scout pop out. • I believe the most important character that showed courage throughout this whole novel is Mr. Atticus Fich. Atticus shows courage by taking on Tom Robinson’s case even though he knows he has no chance in winning. “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. A jury of only white men have to decide whether he convicted or not. There was no way Tom Robinson could have one he was accused of raping a white woman. • -The picture besides the explanation shows Tom Robinson and Atticus in court. They are waiting for Bob Ewell to finish his testimony. • Ms. Dubose is an inspiration to one character in the novel for her courage. The character that is inspired by her courage is Atticus. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.

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It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew. ” In spite the fact that Ms. Dubose was a cranky old lady she was courageous for leaving the Morphine and dieing free of it. • The picture shown next to the explanation is a picture of Morphine, the drug that Ms. Dubose finally overcame. Jem shows his courage in a source of pride for himself. Jem can’t let himself look like a coward in front of Dill and Scout so he takes the dare. • The picture acknowledges Scout Dill and Jem. It shows when Dill is daring Jem to go touch the Radley place. • This shows the fear people have against Boo Radley. The only reason this can be called a dare is because of Boo Radley’s legend” His father entered the room.

As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities. It was said that if you touch anything near his house you would die. • Tom Robinson portrays his courage in a very honest way. Tom Robinson shows his courage by telling the truth during his testimony. “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God? ” Tom Robinson was so honest in his testimony that he made a mistake. He said he felt sorry for Ms. Mayella and in those times a black man couldn’t feel sorry for a white girl. • The image attached with Tom Robinson’s description is Mr. Atticus asking Tom Robinson questions.

Although we know from the beginning of the case that Tom Robinson is innocent we also know from the beginning that he will be sent to the chair. We know Tom Robinson is innocent because Mr. Ewells story and Ms. Mayellas doesn’t match. We also know from the beginning he is going to be sent to the chair because he is black. • Scout introduces her courage by using physical contact. One day when Atticus went up to the jailhouse and said he wouldn’t be back until late Jem got curious and followed him while tagging along Dill and Scout.

Once they got their 4 cars parked in front of the jailhouse and a mob of men came down. One of the men got Jem by the collar and Scout lost control and kicked an unknown guy from the mob. “Entailments are bad,” I was advising him, when I slowly awoke to the fact that I was addressing the entire aggregation. The men were all looking at me; some had their mouths half-open. Atticus had stopped poking at Jem: they were standing together beside Dill. Their attention amounted to fascination. Atticus’s mouth, even, was half-open, an attitude he had once described as uncouth. Our eyes met and he shut it. • The picture shows “Scout” angrily hitting a man. The man is shown deeply in pain. The only reason Scout did it was because the unknown man from the mob got Jem from the collar and told him to go home in a very unpleasant manner. • Doloophus shows his courage by telling his secret to Jem, Scout, and Dill. Dolophus tells the child that what is inside of his paper bag is nothing more than Coca-Cola. Everybody in the county thinks Dolophus is a drunk but he’s not. The reason he acts like if its alcohol is because does not hang out with white people he only hangs out with black people. …] If I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey – that’s why he won’t change his ways. He can’t help himself, that’s why he lives the way he does”

• The picture shows a Coca-Cola bottle wrapped around a paper bag. This symbols Dolophus supposable drunkenness’. • Boo Radley shows his courage by defending others. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout. Boo Radley stabs Bob Ewell saving the kids. Boo who has been said doesn’t come out goes out that night just to save Jem and Scout. There goes the meanest man that ever took a breath of life. Well, for one thing, he has a boy named Boo that he keeps chained to a bed in the house over yonder. Boo only comes out at night when you’re asleep and it’s pitch-dark. When you wake up at night, you can hear him. Once I heard him scratchin’ on our screen door, but he was gone by the time Atticus got there. ” Boo Radley did a very courageous act but he was even more courageous when he walked Scout to her house and he was holding her hand. • The picture shows Boo Radley Jem and Scout in the room. In the beginning Scout did not understand Boo but she learned a very important lesson to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

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