Essay Kill A Mockingbird, By Boo Radley And The Finch Family

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Courage Beneath
“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 see it through no matter what.” Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
In To Kill A Mockingbird courage is displayed in the novel by Boo Radley, and the Finch family. Courage can be shown in something as something as simple as not fighting back to a classmate, to touching the Radley house at the end of the street. As big as going to a church who is a different race as you, to going to a trial where your dad is defending a colored man.
In the beginning you’re introduced to the Radley house, where Boo Radley lives. He has not been out of his house in 15 years. That would be ridiculously tough. Clearly young children would be interested in all the secrets and tales of Boo himself and the Radley house. “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom. People said he existed, but Jem and I never seen him. People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and he peeped in the windows. When people’s azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on the. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work.” Scout (pg. 10). Of course they would want to check it out, I would. “We crept to the side of the house, around to the window with the hanging shutter. We raised him and he caught the window sill.” Scout (pg. 70) I don’t think I…

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