Towards the beginning of the story, Atticus tells the children at the dinner table that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they don't do anything to anyone except sing and make a nice sound. Not very far after he says this, we realize that Boo Radley could be depicted as a mockingbird. Despite what the children think of him, he does not associate let alone harm or upset anyone in any way. If he does anything throughout the whole story, it is try to help the children when they are in need . When Ms. Maudie's house burnt down, Boo was there to wrap Scout with a blanket. When Jem's pants got caught in the fence, Boo was there to fold them and sew them up from him. Even when the children were almost harmed by Mr. Ewell, Boo resorted to the extreme action of killing him! If anything resembles a selfless mockingbird, it is Boo Radley and his infamous yet humble ways of saving the day. Just like in chapter 31, Scout opens by intricately explaining how Boo carried himself in a unassuming and shy manner when walking in their house. "Every move he made...
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THESIS I feel that many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird showed courage. They did not all show the same type of courage, but I ...
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THESIS
I feel that many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird showed courage. They did not all show the same type of courage, but I will try to explain the courage of Atticus, Scout, and Tom Robinson as I saw it.
First, Atticus. Atticus was one of the people who showed the largest amount of courage. He showed courage when he shot the dog. He showed courage in not fighting when it seemed to be the only thing to do. But, first and foremost, he showed courage in taking the Robinson case. Because "even though you"re beaten 100 years before you started is no reason not to do something". This is one of the things that Atticus lives by.
Scout also has courage, but in a different way. She has shown courage in many situations, such as when she has stood up for her brother, and also when she hasn"t. Overall, Scout has just as much courage as any of the adults, but it is the courage of a child.
Tom Robinson is different from any of the other characters. He does,however, show his fair share of courage. He has the courage to say "I felt sorry for her" to the jury about May Ella. He has the courage to trust Atticus when the mob comes for him, and not until after they leave does he say "Are they gone yet ?".
In conclusion, I feel that most of the people in Maycomb have courage, and use it towards a good cause.