scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 808
To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates courage by certain characters willingness to defend and sustain their own perspective Also true courage involves boldness and strength to resist other opinions disregarding the pressure of others and their morals False courage would include hypocrisy Throughout the novel Atticus and Mrs Dubose are courageous in their acts while Aunt Alexandra and the other hypocrites like Miss Gates possess false courage Atticus has his own philosophies that often contradict the tacit philosophy of his society He believes that African-Americans are no different from other intelligent human beings He believed that in Maycomb whites are excessively brutal to blacks and this should stop He defended his beliefs and strengthened them day after day With the courage possessed Atticus did not take the description nigger-lover as a discouragement but as a support to his value system He fought for his beliefs not physically but morally Even when the actions were not beneficial he would act courageously He sat in front of the jailhouse facing a mob only to protect the rights of a Negro Tom Robinson This event clearly illustrates the courageous deeds of Atticus as he acted toward his moral stability Another character that demonstrated courage was Mrs Dubose She said she was going to leave this world beholden to nothing and nobody p111 She expressed her opinion repetitively ignoring the opposing force Unlike the society she claimed that Atticus was trash lawing for niggers Only a man with courage could stay calm and sturdy with the public atmosphere against him Atticus did not take the insults as denouncing him instead he though them to be encouragement to his courageous demonstrations Mrs Dubose also fought morally for her value systems supporting the segregation of blacks and whites She did not have a cowardice attitude towards the idea that one race is superior to another Although Hitlers example later disillusioned the racist beliefs Dubose had expended multitudes of effort to live up
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA