• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Theme of Courage in "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

________________ Table Content Abstract ? PART ONE ? Introduction 2.0 ? Bibliographical background 3.0 ? Courage in Plot - Summaries 3.1 ? Courage in Setting ? Maycomb 3.2 ? Courage in Character- Atticus Finch and Mrs. Dubose 4.0 ? Conclusion ________________ ABSTRACT ?This report investigates the theme of courage in novel ?to kill a mockingbird? and examines it though the theme relation to the text. A brief report about the theme and discussion where courage is glorified in the book: characters, setting and plot. The author portrayal of the theme through, characters who are morally driven, setting in which racial decimations is presented and a plot that links to the theme. ? INTRODUCTION ?To Kill a Mockingbird? authored by an American novelist Harper Lee issued in the 1960?s. It quickly became a huge successful going on to win a ?Pulitzer Prize? and have been categories as by many readers ? A very classic yet with a modern twist of American literature?. The plot, characters and setting have been insecurely constructed from the author?s personal reflection of her family, neighbors and occurrences near her hometown in the 1930?s at the age of ten. ...read more.

Middle

After the trial, Bob Ewell?s swears revenge on Atticus for exposing his family life and humiliating him to the public. He goes on a violent rampage, spitting Atticus on the street of Maycomb, attempts to break into the judge?s house and finally tries to murder Scout and Jeremy after a school Halloween pageant. Jeremy brings his arm whilst Bob attacks him in the darkness a mysterious man comes to their rescue, carries Jem back to home to safety later on Scout is shocked to discover it was ?Boo?. Sheriff arrives at the scene and discovered that Bob Ewell has infect have been murdered in darkness struggle. Sheriff tries to reason with Atticus about farsightedness and morals of holding young Jeremy & Boo Radley responsible for the murder of Bob Ewell. Atticus finally agrees to the claim that the Sheriff has accidently fell on his knife and killed himself. Boo asks Scout to walk him to his front porch, Scout agrees and gets over her fears and escort him home, she than wondered how she has fantasies about this day. As she was heading back home she than puts her in his point of view. ...read more.

Conclusion

Harper Lee has portrayed courage as even the most indirect acts of courage does have an effect to make a difference; to be courageous it does not take power nor intelligence. Courage is doing what you know is right and acting upon it or being able to face your fears and overcome them. Telling the truth instead of denying or being in minority and yet have the courage to stand up and say no. The only courage that could redelivery you from one point to another is the courage that?s important. In conclusion, highlighted throughout the novel are both physical and moral courage, but moral courage it plays more of important role in healing a prejudiced person in Maycomb society. Although moral courage is not seen clearly by other like physical courage; physical courage is a man ready to look of face an obstacle but moral courage is knowing ? when you know you?re liked before you begin but you begin anyway and get it through a matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do? ? Atticus Finch. ________________ Reference http://www.antiessays.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/mocking/ ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Harper Lee section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Harper Lee essays

  1. How influential is the setting of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the novel's plot ...

    The fact that Maycomb is a small community also means that it is harder for a member to go against a common belief. When Atticus decides to accept the case of Tom Robinson he realises that this will make him unpopular with many people.

  2. An Analysis of the Significance of the Setting of To Kill a Mockingbird

    Jem and Scout learn several lessons about life, most notably in the incident where Bob Ewell makes an attempt at the children's lives. The incident occurs on their way home from school and despite hearing footsteps behind them, they make the mistake of not attempting to discover whose footsteps they are.

  1. How important is the Mrs Dubose episode in 'To Kill A Mockingbird?

    But Jem took at it as an insult instead and became upset. He yelled, "Why can't she just leave me alone". Atticus explained to Jem about how courageous Mrs Dubose had been to beat her addiction even though she knew she wouldn't survive.

  2. To Kill A Mockingbird Full Summary

    Alabama, and the inescapable links that tie an individual to his or her family or clan. The book opens with a simple story about how Jem broke his arm at the age of twelve, which will also, cyclically, conclude the book.

  1. Discuss the importance of Boo Radley in relation to the themes and plot of ...

    have very good jobs and are very dirty and messy and live like animals. A character who runs her life according to these classes is Scout's Aunt Alexandra. She considers the Cunningham's to be of a lower class than the Finches, she says, "You can scrub Walter Cunningham until he

  2. Boo Radley’s Journal August 28th 1936.

    Isn't it ironic that all the other boys that went to the correction unit ended up with an education, and a lack of personality problems, and I'm a paranoid schizophrenic who can't read or write. I'm sure my parents meant for the best when they decided to lock me up, but it's definitely backfired, and I hate them for it.

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird Imagery and Symbolism

    She states that down south they have a reasonable way of life - the whites are free to go about their way of life and the blacks are free to go about their way of life. But what Mrs. Merriweather doesn't show is that the blacks down south cannot go

  2. How Does the Writer Use the Trial of Tom Robinson to Bring Out the ...

    Atticus replies ?rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent.? Scouts immaturity reappears when the main question in court is asked, ?Did you see the defendant having sexual intercourse with your daughter.? Here Scout realises what has happened because she had no knowledge of the term and concept of rape.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work