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To Kill a Mockingbird- The theme of courageIn 1960 Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird was published It is a story about growing up human dignity and prejudgment It is a story about courage Courage is mental or moral strength to venture persevere and withstand danger fear or difficulty The theme of courage is embodied in the characters of the novel Courage is apparent in Atticus Boo and Jem Throughout the novel the actions and feelings these characters exhibit shows the true meaning of courageAtticus Finch is a studious man with a sense of morality that no other character in the book comes close to matching Atticus behavior is governed by reason morals and values- not cheap popularity In the novel Atticus takes on the Tom Robinson case When asked about the reason he takes on this case Atticus simply relies But do you think I could face my children otherwise This is truly an act of admirable courage because he goes against all odds of the prejudice town and takes on this case Atticus is harassed and tormented by the town for taking on the case Yet he would rather be taunted than to go against his morals This is courageous of him because he performs this courageous act and expects nothing in return By taking on this case Atticus is harassed by Bob Ewell When Bob spits in Atticus face all Atticus says is I wish Bob Ewell wouldnt chew tobacco Instead of sinking to Bob Ewells level Attics takes the harassment and takes it with his head held high This ability to withstand harassment from Bob Ewell and Maycomb is courage Atticus shoots Tim Johnson- a mad dog with rabies Atticus places his own life in danger in order to protect the lives of others This event occurs at the perfect time in the story just as the kids label Atticus as being feeble he was nearly 50 Shooting Tim Johnson proves
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