Examples Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

What are some examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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There are many examples of courage in Lee's fine novel. Two in particular stand out for me. One is Atticus facing the rabid dog. Yes, he has a rifle, but he's an older man, with failing eyesight and a diseased animal coming at him. He stands there, and he faces the threat without flinching or complaining. That's one form of courage, and you can see it in Chapter 10. Another form of courage is Mrs. Dubose. She's an old woman, and she's dying, but she chooses to face her drug addiction so she can die on her own terms. That's a quiet, private form of courage.

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