To Kill a Mockingbird Bravery Symbol
For my job for “To Kill a Mockingbird” I picked bravery, since I needed to take a big part in some parts of the book “To Kill A Mockingbird”. The Most brave thing in the book that appeared the bravest to me was Mrs. Dubose, Mrs. Dubose was a Morphine Addict and used it as a painkiller recommended by the doctor for many years. Regardless of her being an old, frail girl, who might have simply “make(made) things easier” as Atticus stated, she picked the other course contrary to popular beliefs.
Rather, she stood firm, choosing to “pass away beholden to nothing and no one”, showing her large decision and will to live. Atticus wanted Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose not just as a penalty for his misbehaviours, however he also wished to reveal Jem what real courage actually was. He wanted to reveal Jem that a brave individual is not “a male with a gun in his hand”, which Mrs. Dubose was an exceptional example and Atticus appreciates her regardless of her discriminative remarks against him such as “nigger-lover”.
When Jem and Scout was reading to her, they were terrified of her “undulating lips” with “chords of saliva” leaking out of her mouth which it had a “seperate existence of its own”. The death of Mrs. Dubose, Atticus likewise pointed out that “she won”, not by having a weapon in her hands, but with her sheer will power and determination. He hoped that Jem and Scout would have the ability to respect such a brave old lady she was.
Another Character is Jem, Scout discussed that Jem had “never declined a dare” in his whole life, which offered him bravery by accepting the dare that was offered like touching the Boo Radley home. The Last Character Atticus, even thought called “nigger-lover” by many people in Maycomb, he still had the bravery to take up the Tom Robinson case and protect Tom Robinson. He even discussed that he would not have the ability to inform Jem and Scout “to not do anything” anymore must he give up on the trial case. So he continue with the trial.
Also having “one black male’s words” as evidence against the Ewells, he understood he was battling a losing fight, and had “everything to lose” according to Link Deas and even Francis echoed Auntie Alexandra’s rant about being “never ever have the ability to walk on the streets on Maycomb again”. Atticus still handled to muster enough moral Bravery to use up the case head-on, and continue going until truth be told. Another occurrence of Atticus’ bravery can be seen from the Tom Robinson lynch mob conflict when he was challenged by Mr. Cunningham and his gang. He practically used himself as a human shield to secure Tom Robinson at all cost, being his “client”.
Even Mr. Underwood needed to cover Atticus with his “double-barreled shotgun” from his office above the prison, which portrays the seriousness of the fight, but in spite of that, Atticus remained strong and unfaltering. Were is not for Scout’s innocence which diffused the stress later, it could have ended in a bloody battle. This shows that Atticus is not afraid of dire repercussions such as death, as long as he does what is ethically right. Another bravery was when they Atticus shoot the pet dog in the street and was brave enough to do it for Mr. Tate.