To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes That Show Courage

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Courage is showing strength in the time of fear and to have the desire to fight even when no one else is willing to do so. Courage can be seen even when they do not flaunt it or show it due to being shy or just simply not wanting to. It is to do something that usually scares others and to ignore the intimidation that comes along with it. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author shows several individuals that demonstrate courage throughout the novel. The time period that this novel is set in is full of heavy segregation, despair, and antagonism. These characters from Maycomb, Alabama display courage in many different scenarios from performing simple acts to battling against frightening moments. First, Atticus Finch reveals his courage when he defends a black man and shoots Tim Johnson when no one else is willing to do so. Next, Jem Finch proves his courageousness when he fights Bob Ewell and goes against what Atticus tells him to do. Lastly, Boo Radley demonstrates his courage as he kills Bob Ewell as well as folds Jem’s pants. Bringing about change, whether it …show more content…
Boo Radley shows courageousness when he kills Bob Ewell because killing someone is something that would usually horrify lots of people. Scout said, “Mr.Ewell was trying to squeeze me to death I reckon...then somebody yanked Mr.Ewell down”(362). The passage reveals that Bob Ewell attacks Scout and Boo Radley comes and yanks Bob off her. This is relevant because Boo is usually a shy and quiet type of guy, so for him to gain the courage to go out and kill Bob Ewell as well as save Scout and Jem from being harmed even more is a courageous act for him to execute. Boo has been arrested before in the past and after that happened, he never came out of his house ever again, so for him to come out after so many years is very strong of him and he is showing that he can be powerful in a time of