To Kill a Mocking Bird - Courage, Prejudice, Conflict & Education

  * According to Atticus, courage is not just a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway
  * Courage is doing the right thing for your own self. Showing courage is a choice a person makes but this choice is normally the harder rather than easier.
  * Mrs Dubose shows courage in fighting against her addiction to morphine to die beholden to nothing and nobody, despite knowing she will have to go through suffering and pain.
  * Although Dr Reynolds told her she only had a few months left to live, she still wanted to break free of morphine
  * She shows tremendous moral courage to recognise her own flaw and do something about it.
  * She knew she was dying, but she tried her hardest to beat it.
  * She stood up for her personal beliefs and went against the doctor’s prescription without fear, she neglected suffering for her morals
  * Most people with terminal illness would choose to numb the pain, but she chose to muster up courage and fight for independence against it with tremendous determination, despite the hardship.
  * Mrs. Dubose did not fear death, but challenged death through her perseverance to leave this world free of addiction
  * As Atticus said, "she won" her fight with morphine, with no guns or pistols but with her own determination, and she was the bravest person he had ever known.
  * Against all the odds Mrs Dubose pulled through this struggle and finished what she started even if it was a useless victory for her
  * Mrs Dubose displays the theme prejudice when she mocks Atticus for defending a black man.   She said to Jem, “Not only Finch waiting on tables but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers!” “Your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for!”
  * Mrs. Dubose dislikes the Finches just because Atticus is a white man defending a black man. Since Atticus is defending Tom Robinson Mrs. Dubose starts to insult Atticus for...