Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee Essay

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Courage “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (76). Courage is something we all have inside us, it depends on what event shows your courage, even if it’s small. The motifs of courage in this novel show that the people that you least expected, have enormous amounts of courage on what they believe is right. With the discrimination happening in Maycomb, Alabama there are numerous characters that show the important theme is courage. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates that while there is discrimination and prejudice in society, it lights a spark of courage that is seen in unlikely people.
Boo Radley is discriminated by the Maycomb Society as a scary monster or phantom, however he shows moral courage by doing the right thing. He has a “reputation” for doing every minor evil crime in the town. And so everyone judges and discriminates him without even knowing the whole truth behind it. Boo Radley has stayed inside his house for all his life, and the reason for the town to discriminate him is because he is different.
“People said he went out at night...and peeped in windows. When people 's azaleas froze...it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work” (9).
For not being in the outside world, Boo Radley shows courage by observing the children and starts to leave the children gifts, which means he is reaching out to a scary world where he is being…

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