To Kill a Mockingbird essay quotesCan someone please tell me three quotes concerning what Scout and Jem understood by "being in Mrs. Dubose's skin and crawling around in it" meaning- What did they...

To Kill a Mockingbird essay quotes

Can someone please tell me three quotes concerning what Scout and Jem understood by "being in Mrs. Dubose's skin and crawling around in it" meaning- What did they understand from Mrs. Dubose's point of view? 

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In Chapter 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird, after having been made by Atticus to read to Mrs. Dubose, Jem and Scout talk with Atticus about her.  Their father tells the children, "She had her own views about things, a lot different from mine, maybe..."  He continues,

"I wanted you to see something about her--I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand."

"It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.  Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.  According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody.  She was the bravest person I ever knew."

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