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Image knowing what the true meaning of Real Courage is Harper Lees novel To Kill Mockingbird explores how courage is displayed in many characters in the novel They are Mrs Dubose Jem and Atticus Courage exists in several forms as cleverly shown in the novel such as childish Courage and moral CourageThe first Ironic character in the novel known for her split personality and grate moral courage is Mrs Dubose Mrs Dubose was a morphine addict who was addicted to for morphine as painkillers prescribed by her doctor for many years Despite her being an old lady Who would of continued to take morphine as Atticus said she choose the other path to stop taking morphine When Atticus is discussing Mrs Dubose actions to Jem he states I wanted you to see what real courage is instead of getting the idea courage is a man with a gun in his hand 128 Also by telling Jem about Mrs Dubose actions is when Atticus says Be Holden to nothing and nobody She was the bravest person I ever knew 128 Mrs Dubose was an excellent example that Atticus looked up to her despite her prejudiced remarks against him calling him a nigger lover This made Mrs Dubose an interesting and outstanding character of her moral courage Harper Lee also indirectly showed that there is good in everyone despite being an evil racist old lady Another character that portrays Courage I many ways is Jem However Jems perceptions on courage changes throughout the novel he started to mature In the begging of the novel Scout said In all his life Jem had never declined a dare 14 This shows his childish Courage by accepting every dare presented to him Because this shows that he accepts dares blindly instead of knowing what the real courage is he then dose ridiculous acts such as running up to the Radleys house touching it and running back to tell his friend
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