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True Courage in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Summary: How courage is defined by Atticus and interpreted by Jem and Scout in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." It is shown in the novel that people can be courageous in different ways, yet all forms of courage are individually relevant and provide positive contributions to society.
Courage is frequently regarded as a physical act, which involves an aspect of danger. However, in most outlooks of life, it is often seen as an act of moral courage which people display, and moral courage can be every bit as challenging as physical courage, if not more so. Physical courage is defined as, involving strength, bravery and perhaps risking one's life. In contrast, it is moral courage that usually requires exemplary strength in character. Moral courage can be described as when someone fights for what they believe to be right, regardless of whether they win or lose. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee shows us that acts of both moral courage and physical acts of courage are required in society and are equally important.

The author effectively illustrates that an act of moral courage is often ultimately more...

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