Essay on Growing Up With Courage By Harper Lee

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Growing Up With Courage
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are” said E. E. cummings, a poet. This quote relates to the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee because the three people I believe that show courage while growing up are Scout, Jem, and Dill. All three of these characters are young when the story begins and you read about them growing up. As they grow up they show courage in many different ways. I believe that people could learn courage from the characters Scout, Jem, and Dill in the book.

“I could stand anything but a bunch of people looking at me. They were quite still, said Scout.” (page 206) Scout showed courage when her, Jem, and Dill snuck and went to the jail house to find their dad there watching Tom Robinson. Right when they were about to leave a mob came and Scout, Jem, and Dill ran to the jail house. Scout was talking to Mr. Cunningham about his which ended up with him and the gang leaving, so Scout saved her dad for getting in a fight with the mob. “My fist were clenched and I was ready to let fly. Atticus had promised he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more; I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everyone would be” Said Scout (page 99). Another time Scout showed courage is when Cecil Jacobs kept saying that her daddy defends niggers and at this point her dad had asked her to not beat people up for saying things about him. She showed…

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