To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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How does Boo show courage in To Kill a Mockingbird? Explain with text evidence, quotes and page numbers.

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As was mentioned in the previous post, Boo Radley demonstrates his courage the night of Bob Ewell's attack. Boo Radley was watching as Jem and Scout were passing his home and witnessed Bob Ewell suddenly attack them. Boo Radley courageously ran out of his home and fought with Bob Ewell to protect the children. Despite the fact that Bob was wielding a knife, Boo Radley was able to dislodge Bob's weapon and use it against him. Following the struggle, Scout recalls seeing Boo carry Jem home. Scout says,

"The man was walking with the staccato step of someone carrying a load too heavy for him. He was going around the corner. He was carrying Jem" (Lee 161).

Later on that evening, Scout explains her story to Sheriff Tate and describes the attack. She says,

"Mr. Ewell was tryin' to squeeze me to death, I reckon...then somebody yanked Mr. Ewell...

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