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Bravery In To Kill A Mocking Bird

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Bravery. What is it? When we think about acts of bravery, most of us think about doing things that are scary, that no one else does because they are too afraid. But is that really what bravery is? Or is there more to it? Bravery comes in 6 forms; Physical, Social, Moral, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual bravery (according to lionswhiskers.com). {BRIDGE}. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows that true bravery can come in many forms, from many different people, despite age, gender, etc. And different kinds of bravery are what change the world in different kinds of ways.
The first person in, To Kill a Mocking Bird that exhibits bravery in different kinds of ways is Atticus’s loyal ...view middle of the document...

Dubose, when she insults his sister. Being protective is a sign of moral bravery because he is doing the right thing by protecting his sister, even though he is scared he wanted to protect Scout and that is what he did. If Jem had not possessed moral courage, he would have ignored Mrs. Dubose negative comments about Scout, because he would have been too afraid to say anything back to the person he fears. He would’ve known that standing up to her, for Scout, would be the right thing to do, but he wouldn’t have done it because, as mentioned before he would be too afraid. A young boy like Jem shows many different kinds of courage; moral and physical, and it isn’t easy for him, but he knows that it is the right thing to do so he finds the courage hidden deep within him to accomplish many things.
The second character that shows courage in many different forms is the main protagonist of the novel, Scout Finch. Scout showed social courage, when she backed away from a fight despite being called a coward. “It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight.” (102). Scout refused to engage in a fist fight with Cecil Jacobs, even though she had the phrase “Scout’s a cow-ward” ringing in her head. But why did she do it? She did it because that is what Atticus had...

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