"To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee.

Essay by boomshakalakaJunior High, 9th gradeB+, October 2003

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Atticus Finch describes courage as "knowing licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." There are two people in Macomb that I believe fulfill Atticuses description of courage. The two people are Miss Maudie and Mrs. Dubose.

I believe that Miss Maudie has revealed a tremendous amount of courage. This is exposed when her house, garden, and most of her belongings are burnt to the ground and she shows no sign of grief. I feel that this shows she is very courageous in the way that she has no house, nowhere to live, and doesn't care. She showed this when she chuckled when her house was in smoldering flames and said that now she can have the bigger garden that she had always wanted. I feel that if someone else had lost their house they would be in great agony.

This shows that she has great courage in the face of fear. I believe this proves that Miss Maudie's courage is one of the greatest among Maycombs people

I believe that Mrs. Dubose had shown remarkable amount of courage. She had shown this when was captivated by the addictive drug called morphine. Mrs. Dubose tried and succeeded in getting off of the morphine. Although she was sometimes cruel to our town's people I feel that ever person will admire her courage in feeling the immense pain that she must have undergone in her "cold turkey" process. Mrs. Dubose was a great person of courage, and according to her views she left this life beholden to nothing and nobody. Even though Mrs. Dubose is gone her spirit will live on in our small town. In Atticus's words and mine "she was the bravest person I ever knew.

These two brave human beings are great examples of courage. There is no real way to describe courage but I believe that Atticus explains the concept almost perfectly. I hope that the people of this town will always remember these two amazing people and I would hope that they try to follow in their courageous example.