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What is a quote about courage and Boo Radley? It would be helpful if it was the part when Boo goes and saves Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell.  Please don't include the quote about "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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Boo Radley is an interesting character in literary history. For most of the story, Boo Radley hides in his home, away from society. When two of the main characters, Scout and Jem, need Boo's help, he hurriedly comes to their aid—despite knowing that these children believe him to be a scary person. Throughout the story, Boo strives to become friends with these children by leaving them small gifts in a tree. At the end of the story, Scout realizes that Boo has been a great neighbor and that she and her brother are lucky to have him as a friend.

One quote from the story that shows the courageousness of Boo Radley appears at the very end of the story when he asks Scout, "Will you take me home?" Although Boo almost whispers this, this quote shows that Boo has finally made a friend in Scout. Boo is now seen as his "real"...

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