Conspicuous Courage Essay
April 16th, 2015
Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty without feeling fear.
The common theme of being courageous and standing up for what is recognized as being the right thing is
portrayed in both “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Help”. While both “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The
Help” seem to emphasize individual courage, each story displays their own unique way of showing this
prodigious quality. The lesson of prejudice between the white and black communities remains the same,
however we can compare and contrast both stories on how this theme is being presented. Being rebellious
is a common product of courage shown from the protagonists Tom Robinson (To Kill a Mockingbird) and
Minny (The Help). Bravery was observed as a strong subject and portrayed by various characters.
Skeeter and Mr. Raymond both have qualities for being fair and just and not going with the norm by
misjudging the people from the black community. Lastly, Heroism took a huge hit in both stories. Atticus
Finch and Mrs. Celia are known for displaying qualities of a hero. Bravery, Rebellious, and Heroism are all
unique topics that were shown in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Help”. Each specific character
discussed in this paper fights for what is right regardless of the outcome.
Dolphus Raymond lives his life under pretence, and therefore giving the County of Maycomb a reason to
dislike him and make him an outcast. Mr. Raymond has a lot of bravery to pretend to be drunk all the time,
instead of forcing the people of Maycomb to confront their prejudices and make them feel guilty about it.
Dolphus Raymond stated "Cry about the simple hell people give other people without even thinking. Cry
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