How is bravery introduced in Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird?  

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EXAMPLES OF BRAVERY IN CHAPTER 1 OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

  • Jem's overcomes his broken elbow and goes on to play football. "He couldn't have cared less as long as he could punt and pass."
  • Simon Finch establishes a homestead in the wilds of Alabama.
  • The primary act of bravery comes when Jem accepts Dill's dare, after thinking about it for three days, to run up and touch the side of the Radley house. Dill would give Jem his copy of The Grey Ghost if Jem accepted the challenge. Jem still wasn't sure about taking the dare until Scout "sneered at him."

     Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the       house, slapped it with his palm and ran back to us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful. Dill and I followed on his heels.

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