To Kill a Mockingbird Theme: Courage

Topics: White people, Black people, To Kill a Mockingbird Pages: 3 (1190 words) Published: May 23, 2011
• Calpurnia’s act of courage shows when she takes Jem and Scout to First Purchase African M.E. Church. In my point of view I think Calpurnia did a courageous act because not knowing what could happen to Jem and Scout she still took the risk of taking them. Once they got there a member from First Purchase African M.E. Church named Lula disliked them because they were white “Lula stopped, but she said, ‘You ain’ t got no business bringin’ white chillun here – they got their church we got our’n.’’(119) This quote shows courage as well as prejudice. It makes the kids feel unwelcome and make them want to leave. • -The pictured attached with this explanation is meant for Jem and Scout to stand out. In the background is a church of many African American’s while Jem and Scout pop out. • I believe the most important character that showed courage throughout this whole novel is Mr. Atticus Fich. Atticus shows courage by taking on Tom Robinson’s case even though he knows he has no chance in winning. “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” A jury of only white men have to decide whether he convicted or not. There was no way Tom Robinson could have one he was accused of raping a white woman. • -The picture besides the explanation shows Tom Robinson and Atticus in court. They are waiting for Bob Ewell to finish his testimony. • Ms.Dubose is an inspiration to one character in the novel for her courage. The character that is inspired by her courage is Atticus. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.” In spite...
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