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The Theme of Courage In To Kill a Mockingbird

Summary: Provides an analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee. Examines how the two children in the novel, Jem and Scout, come to reevaluate their attitude towards the meaning of courage. Details how the characters come to view courage as a psychological rather than a physical trait.
"Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" According to Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird teaches the children that courage can be portrayed as both physical bravery and strength, but fighting for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose takes more strength in character, and is ultimately more courageous. This is revealed to us by the children's original belief courage being physical, the idea of Ms Dubose's bravery and similarly, Atticus' strong moral courage. Atticus fits into this definition of what courage is and demonstrates it several times throughout the novel. Finally, Scout and Jem show courage of their own by challenging their former attitudes.

Scout and Jem learn from Atticus a very traditional sense of...

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