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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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In To Kill A Mockingbird, what is Atticus' view of courage? Atticus is an expert in walking around in other peoples skin, so he knows and accepts various peoples way of living. However, he notes a few people who are especially noteworthy, like Mrs.Dubose, for she cultivates a great amount of courage. Really, how does Atticus view courage?

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Atticus defines courage for Scout in this way, "it's when you know you're licked before you begin but you see it through no matter what". He is saying that courage is that if you believe in what you are doing, you do it even if you know you will not be successful in the task.

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