But atticus defines courage as when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what courage, in to kill a mockingbird, is not about winning or losing it's about thinking long and hard about what's right instead of relying on personal prejudice or gut reaction, and then. There are few books like to kill a mockingbird, but these 14 powerful books won't let you down 14 books to read if you love 'to kill a mockingbird' of the depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. This showed a lot of bravery because scout used to fight a lot, but since she promised atticus that she wouldn't fight anymore she stuck to her word because she in harper lee's historical fiction novel, to kill a mockingbird, atticus shows the children that maycomb is prejudice, teaches them courage, and the children show. Revise and learn about the themes of harper lee's to kill a mockingbird in attempting to shoot the dog after so many years without even holding a gun, atticus is being extremely brave however, atticus has not told he is preparing scout and jem for the bravery they will all have to show during tom robinson's trial.
Throughout the novel, harper lee explores the theme of courage through atticus's lessons and actions in chapter 11, atticus makes jem read to the racist mrs dubose, who has a chronic illness, in order to help her conquer her morphine addiction following mrs dubose's death, atticus tells jem that she was the bravest.
Scholars have noted that lee also addresses issues of class, courage, compassion, and gender roles in the american deep south the book is widely taught in schools in the united states with lessons that emphasize tolerance and decry prejudice despite its themes, to kill a mockingbird has been subject to campaigns.
Even jem is victimised to an extent by his discovery of the evil of racism during and after the trial where scout is able to maintain bravery bravery takes many forms in to kill a mockingbird atticus is brave to defend a black man in the face of criticism and threats of violence he also is brave in the face of.