Courage to Continue
In most works of literature, a character faces a difficult feat. Atticus, Jonas, and Malala, are all courageous. The bravery and courage in them all is outstanding. Why did they not quit as so many others had? They were scared, but faced their fears. You do not have to be strong, educated or rich to stand up for what they believe in. “True courage means doing the right thing, even in the face of seemingly impossible challenges or obstacles” In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, the character Atticus Finch is a single father, and a lawyer bringing up his two young children the best he can. A courageous act he performed was protecting the kids from a rabid dog. (Page 96) Atticus, being as blind as he is killed the dog with one shot surprising his children. He was particularly brave when he accepted to defend Tom Robinson. During this time, colored beings were harassed and treated unfairly, as if they had no rights. When Tom Robinson, a colored man, was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. He was dubbed a “Nigger-lover,” as were his children. He ignored their taunts and carried on defending Robinson even though it was highly unlikely that he would win the case. It takes a courageous man to bravely face the negative pressures of the society within which he presides. He is willing to risk his social standing, professional reputation, and even his physical safety in order to defend a poor, black laborer falsely accused of raping a white woman. Unexpected by most of the residents of Macomb, Atticus succeeded in proving his client innocent. Lois Lowry’s novel “The Giver” follows a young boy named Jonas. Jonas, a unique child in his uniform society that controls everything. He lived in a seemingly perfect world. In the book, Jonas demonstrates courage and integrality in his willingness to continue to become a receiver even after the bad feelings of pain and suffering. He also is courageous enough to begin to take on the task of questioning...
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