The Significance Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Courage is a major idea in the book, To KIll A Mockingbird. In this book, Harper Lee defines courage with a metaphor; “instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand”. Harper was trying to say that there are two types of courage, mental and physical, mental courage is harder to behold than physical. Just think about how easy it is to go and hit someone who made you mad. Now think about if someone made you mad and you have the courage to not hit them. It’s harder to have the mental courage, but yet it’s better to have. Metal courage means you do what you think is morally correct. Scout sees how bad her father is being treated over him sticking up for the negro man. Scout doesn’t understand why everyone is making such a big deal out of this, but she doesn’t like people talking bad about her father. At first when a boy said something rude to her about her father she punched him. Atticus tells Scout that instead of fighting with someone try fighting with your head. He wanted her to learn mental courage and to fight herself to do the right thing.
Harper Lee uses Scout to teach the readers that it doesn’t take much courage to hit
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They wanted to find out if all the rumors they heard were true. They wanted to see him, talk to him, and to help him, even though they were scared out of their little minds. Everyone said awful things about Boo and the kids felt sorry for him. The reason Boo couldn’t come outside was that everyone said bad things about him. They wanted Boo to have the chance to go outside and play and actually enjoy himself. They had the mental courage to keep trying to help him, even when everyone else thought they were crazy and quite frankly dumb. They knew they were doing the right thing and so they kept on doing what they thought would be right. Now that’s mental courage. I encourage you to have the mental courage instead of

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