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Courage and cowardice in "to kill a mockingbird"

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Magdalena Kiszczyńska

on 19 October 2014

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Transcript of Courage and cowardice in "to kill a mockingbird"

Examples of courage
Examples of cowardice
Mayella Ewell
Courage and cowardice in "to kill a mockingbird"
Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson
Atticus steps into the street to face down a rabid dog.
Atticus takes Bob Ewell's abuse.
Chapter 23 :

"Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he
had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take."

Atticus waits outside Tom Robinsons jail cell.
Jem touches the Radley House
Jem goes to get his pants back
Jem destroys Mrs. Dubose's camellia
Scout protecs her father by talking to father of her classmate Walter
The attitudes of Jem and Scout are used to show true key elements of courage. Lessons taught by Atticus and Mrs. Dubose show Jem and Scout fine examples of courage and hence teaching the children to stand up for your rights no matter what. These mentors are vital not only to Jem and Scout, but also to the reader.
Courage summary
Boo Radley
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