A Mockingbird Essay, Research Paper
Courage Shown In The Novel
Do you think that courage is an important part of a novel? Well in the
book, To Kill A Mockingbird, much courage was shown. Courage is
standing up for what you believe in, or doing something that is hard and takes
many obstacles to overcome, or can be as little as saying, No to someone.
Atticus, Jem, and Boo showed much courage in the novel.
First, one of the main characters, Atticus, showed much courage. The
first thing in the book that shows it is what he did to a tradition in his family.
For many years the Finch family had a custom that the oldest one would stay
on the land. Atticus didn t want to and broke a family tradition that was kept
for a long time. I know that I wouldn t be able to have that much courage to
break a tradition that was kept in my family for that long. Another way that
Atticus shows courage is by defending Tom Robinson. No other man in
Maycomb would defend him. Atticus stood up for what he believed in, and
did the right thing.
Also, Jem shows a lot of courage throughout the novel. He was the
one that touched Boo s house and also went to his house late at night to go to
the Radley s house. He also read for one of the meanest people in Maycomb,
Mrs. Dubose. Even though it was a punishment to make him read to her, he
could have been miserable about it. After a while though he thought it wasn t
to bad. He was reading to the meanest person, and doing it with no
complaints, after a little. He also shows a lot of courage by going to the trial
of Tom Robinson with Scout and Dill. He knew that he wasn t supposed to
go to it but did anyway, because he wanted to see what it was like.
Finally, Boo Radley showed the most courage, in my point of view.
When he went out that night to save Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell, it was
the first time in a long time that anyone has saw his face. Also, I think that he
showed a lot of courage by not getting mad at the town people that spoke
about him and rumors that were spread. I am sure he knew about them, but
didn t show any anger at all. I know that I would be real mad and would
want to retaliate.
To conclude, Boo, Jem, and Atticus had a lot of courage in this novel.
Without the courage from the novel the book wouldn t be that interesting and
not that much of a suspense to read. As you can see now much courage was