My essay was designed to be a four paragraph essay. In the first paragraph I was supposed to relate to a time I needed to use courage and then introduce Atticus and Mrs. Dubose from To Kill a Mockingbird. In the two body paragraphs using the MLA format topic sentence, 1CD, 2CM, 2nd CD, 2CM, and a concluding sentence. I had to use quotes from the book to show how these two characters show courage. Could you please take a look at the first three paragraphs and let me know what you thing? I would really appreciate it. I am for some reason having a hard time with this essay. Thank You so much!
The True Meaning of Courage
Through my own experiences in life I have been able to define the true meaning of courage. Courage is to have the ability to know wright from wrong and stand up for what you believe in even in the face of great adversity. In my lifetime I have rarely been called upon to display courage, but I clearly remember one specific situation. I was fourteen years old and at one of my friends birthday parties. There were around seventy-five teenagers at the party, along with loud music and dancing. What I thought was going to be a great night, turned out to be the night my courage would be tested. As I was talking to some of my friends I noticed something was wrong with them. Shortly after, I noticed that their behavior was different, I realized that I was smelling the scent of marijuana. Before I knew it I was being offered some of their drugs. I thought about the consequences that were to come if I had said yes to their offer. I felt that if I had said yes, I would have let down so many people, but most importantly myself. Having courage gave me the will to say no to the drugs and walk away from the peer pressure. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, both Atticus Finch and Mrs. Dubose exemplify moral courage.
Throughout the novel Atticus was portrayed as a man of great courage and integrity. Atticus had to discuss concepts with his daughter...