Jem must overcome any fear present, and do any courageous act necessary just to rid himself of Atticus’ disapproval. Henry Dubose’s situation in the novel, it would be difficult understanding her need for any courageous acts. She also has a strong addiction to morphine, something she is not proud of.
She is near dying, and she could have just watched her last moments go by without any struggle, but she chose to rise up and die addiction-free.
She managed to do so, and that is one of the most courageous acts, if not the most courageous act seen throughout the entire novel.
How could you speak about courage throughout the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, without speaking of Atticus Finch?
Atticus has the courage to do what is morally right, and to let Scout and Jem leave be.
That is what makes Atticus be courageous, that is why he strives to do what he does. Instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. This quote becomes Atticus’ definition of courage, and he sticks to this definition in his case with Tom Robinson.
He never turned his back on those who needed him, or on his failure.
He only shows this courage because he is motivated by doing what is morally right, and preventing cruelty.
He feels the need to show people the necessity of what he is trying to show.
Atticus professionally, is one of the most courageous characters in the novel.