Discussion of Courage

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Discussion of Courage Works Cited Missing Courage: the ability to face danger, difficulty or pain even when you are afraid [from the Latin cor = heart]. There are many different types of courage and different ways to show it. There is physical courage, emotional courage, moral courage; these can be shown in words or deeds. Courage is a theme that runs deeply throughout the heart of this book to kill a mocking bird. If it isn't huge acts of valor, then it's the small quotes which show courage in its truest form. Harper Lee wrote to kill a mocking bird in 1960, it was set in the 1930's a time when racism was at its highest and prejudice flowed throughout the country. To kill a mocking bird is about two main characters, Jem and Scout and is set the Southern States of the USA where prejudice and discrimination was at its greatest. The novel is narrated by Scout, 6, it shows her innocence and naivety when up against prejudice and displays her outstanding courage when trying to recognize evil and understand how people behave in different circumstances. Atticus is Scout and Jem's father; he presents courage and bravery throughout the novel. He teaches his children not to let other people's prejudices' hold them back, not to follow the crowd, but to follow their hearts and they will achieve their dreams and ambitions. In chapter 10 Scout and Jem are ashamed of Atticus and think that he
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