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Courage can be thought of as many different ways from standing up for what you believe in to fighting someone or fighting something you think is wrong The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story narrated by a little girl named Scout Finch The story takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb Alabama in the 1930s Three important characters in the story are Atticus Finch Mrs Dubose and Arthur Boo Radley Atticus is a lawyer who has two children Jem and Scout Mrs Dubose is a mean cranky old lady that lives on the same street as the Finches It is later shown in the story that she is suffering from a morphine addiction Arthur Boo Radley is a mysterious figure that is only truly shown in the final characters of the book Before Scout met him she thought he was scary and mean going off rumors The novel To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates three types of courage physical moral and ethical throughout the story Athur shows physical courage when he kills Bob Ewell Mrs Dubose moral when she fights her morphine addiction and Atticus when he defends Tom Robinson in the trialAtticus shows ethical courage when he defends Tom Robinson in the trial and throughout the whole story During the trial Atticus addresses the court with confidence and self-assurance that he is doing the right thing Now gentlemen in this country our courts are the great levelers In our courts all men are created equal Im no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and of our jury system - thats no ideal to me That is a living working reality NowI am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence that you have heard come to a decision and restore this man to his family In the name of GOD do your duty In the
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