To Kill A Mockingbird Real Courage Essay

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Courage is a very important quality that many people have and try to achieve. Real courage is not only shown when a man has a gun on his hand but when you stand up to what is wrong and attempt to make it right even if there are consequences. In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Atticus, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley show real courage in their own way even though they know what the aftermath may look like. They face their fears for the good of themselves and others. As I have stated, real courage is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Similarly, Atticus distinctly dislikes dealing with criminal laws but he shows courage when he accepts to defend Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape.…show more content…
Boo Radley shows courage by knowing when and what not to get involved in. He has been locked in his house since he was a child. He had no communication with anyone since then. He shows courage when he takes a risk to reach out to Jem and Scout just so he can help them or give them treats. “’Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside’”(227). This proves that Boo stays inside so he can stay away from the prejudiced town, but he faces that fear and always finds a way to make Jem and Scout stay safe and feel happy. Additionally, when Bob Ewell attacks the children, Boo shows up to help them and attack Bob himself, kills him in result. “All he wanted to do was to get him and his sister safely home’” (275). Certainly, everyone is shocked to see Boo come out publicly and facing everyone, especially, finding out that he has done a lot to save Jem and Scout. But Heck Tate knows what Boo did was not anything serious because Boo is just so concerned about the children's safety that he risks himself getting out of the house, making a public appearance just so he can rescue the
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