How does Harper Lee juxtapose Chapters 10 and 11 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Harper Lee's decision to juxtapose Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 illuminates the difference between what children view as courage, and what Atticus refers to as "real courage." In Chapter 10, Atticus displays his marksmanship abilities by shooting and killing a rabid dog that is wandering down the main road of Maycomb. After witnessing Atticus's deadly accuracy, Jem and Scout are in awe of their father. They never knew Atticus was the deadliest shot in Maycomb, and Miss Maudie explains why Atticus never bragged about his talent. Jem and Scout admire Atticus's courage to shoot the rabid dog, and Scout mentions to Jem that she cannot wait to brag to her friends about Atticus. In Chapter 10, both Scout and Jem have a skewed perception of what courage is after seeing Atticus kill the dog.

In Chapter 11, Atticus makes Jem read to Mrs. Dubose for a month after...

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