It is difficult for younger children to grasp the concept that greater courage is most often required in other aspects of life.
Scout learns that the greatest courage can be found in a situation where a person knows that they are going to lose, yet still continues to fight the battle.
Atticus took the ridicule and remarks from many of the town's people.
Even though all of the racism and hate, he did his best to defend Tom.
Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, courage is seen as a major theme.
Not only in Atticus' fight for the freedom of Tom Robinson, but also in Mrs.He fights to the best of his ability, and fights to the end. Dubose and her fight to die free of her drug problem.She is certain that she will die, but she is determined to die free of morphine ? "Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he When Mrs." Chapter 11, When Mrs Dubose bad-mouthed Atticus, Jem decided that the best way to settle things was to ruin Mrs Dubose's camellias.After Atticus learned of this stunt, Jem was made to read to her every afternoon, for a month.Harper Lee portrays the idea of courage by first having Scout observe her father perform a physical act of courage when he shoots the mad dog.Although Atticus didn't consider the act very courageous and was completely uninterested in proving anything to his children, Jem and Scout were proud of, and impressed by, his courage in such a precarious situation.Scout and Jem soon encounter the seemingly vindictiveness of Mrs Dubose."Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for!Dubose tried to break her morphine addiction; and Boo Radley saved Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell.To Kill A Mockingbird was a mixture of sorrow and suspense in Alabama during the 1930s.