The Theme Of Fear In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The idea of fear is a very common idea, we think it’s a bad thing. This is a bad mind set, because fear is what keeps us alive but it also keeps us from doing things we want to do. So we are brave by pushing fear in the back of our mind, we then can do things we want to do. This makes us brave that we can live with our fears and still do the things we like. If you have no fear, you would rush head first into traffic, get into fights you can’t win, and other such things. “To Kill A Mockingbird” teaches us that this is true in many ways.The first time we see the idea of pushing away fear in chapter one with Dill. “‘Let’s try to make him come out,’ said Dill. ‘I’d like to see what he looks like.’” Page 16. This is after Jem, Scout’s older brother, said …show more content…
Courage is being able to over come and live with fear, stupidity is having no fear to hold you back when it is needed. Humans have fight or flight because of fear. On the website https://www.commonlit.org/themes/fear-paranoia , fear causes people to act because of it. We need fear and fear helped progress the story of “To Kill A Mockingbird” because of how it works. Jem and Scout would be dead if Boo didn’t push his fear aside, we wouldn’t know how Atticus felt about the trial because he pushed fear out of the way, did his job, and tried to save Tom from accusations of raping and beating someone that he didn’t do. Everything happens because fear changes how we see things. If you saw a pet snake, what would you do? I would ask if I could pet and hold it, because I love snakes because I had a fear of them but I over came it when I saw how cute and sweet they are, but I still want to be careful around them because they could hurt me because I had the fear of them bitting and killing me but now I know what to do and not to do around them. Fear changed how I see snakes and now I know more about what to

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