How Does Courage Affect Your Life? Essay

1414 Words May 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Courage Have you ever done something courageous? If so do you enjoy having the trait, has it helped or hurt your life? This is what I am trying to discover. How will the ability of having courage affect your life? Will it backfire or enhance your problems/situations? After closely examining To Kill a Mockingbird and my other sources I have come to a conclusion on this topic. Without question, having courage will make someone a stronger person and more than often will enhance situations. Courage is mostly a good thing as it can save lives, but having too much can backfire. The first thing I am going to talk about is how it enhances situations. I will now furthermore explain how courage enhances a situation. Courage can often enhance a situation by helping you more quickly discover a solution to a problem. In the story, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Miss Caroline did not start out on the right foot and Scout was instantly hated as she was not supposed to be learning at home. Then when Walter was addressed and nobody knew what to do Scout stayed courageous. “Miss Caroline and I had conferred twice already, and they were looking at me in the innocent assurance that familiarity breeds understanding. I rose graciously on Walter’s behalf.”(Lee 26) Even though Scout already was in trouble with the teacher, she still was brave enough to stand up for Walter when nobody else would. Miss Caroline didn’t understand Walter, if Scout wouldn’t of said anything who knows how long the…

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