Here are my suggestions:
"Harper Lee introduced the concept of moral courage through the image of Mrs. Dubose, a morphine addict who wished to get rid of her painkiller before leaving the world and Atticus Finch, the principled lawyer who went against the prejudiced society of Maycomb to protect a black man, Tom Robinson.
Mrs. Dubose had been taking morphine as a painkiller prescribed by doctors For her or the population in general?
for years. Before she died, she wanted to get rid of the drug Do you mean throw it away or overcome her addiction? Please clarify
, so that she would die "B
eholden to nothing and nobody." Citation needed.
As an old and sick woman, she had every right for take the drug to live her
few months left in peace, "T
o make things easier", as Atticus said, but she followed her personal principles and chose the other way. Her decision resulted in a series of withdrawal fits. Jem and Scout were made to come to her house to read for her every day, and they were terrified to see "C
ords of saliva collect on her lips",
er mouth seemed to have a private existence of its own." Citations needed
Mrs. Dubose asked them to come and read to
her so as to distract her from the unmitigated agony. In fact, she was in a world of her own and did not hear the children; most of the time she would be waiting for the alarm clock to ring. And as the children noticed, the alarm clock rang a few minutes later every day, they stayed back a few minutes later everyday, and by that time Mrs. Dubose would
deep into one of
Mrs. Dubose exemplified moral courage, as she neglected her own personal suffering to follow her own principles. She could have chosen to take the drug to die without agony, but she was too contrary. And thus, she died "B
eholden to nothing and nobody." Citation needed
As Atticus said, "S
with no guns or pistols but with her own determination, and she was the bravest person he had ever known. Harper Lee could have chosen a more likable character, like Miss Maudie, to show the goodness of people. Instead, she chose Mrs. Dubose, the prejudiced member of Maycomb, who insulted Atticus as "nigger-lover" to show the concept of courage. By doing so, Lee suggests that there is always something good in everybody, no matter how unappealing that person appears to be. Moreover, this courage concept is contrasted with her prejudice, thus becoming more outstanding for the audience.
Throughout the novel, Atticus was
portrayed as the model of moral courage. He went against the whole town to protect the innocent black man, Tom Robinson. Before the trial, he had already been insulted by the term "nigger-lover" by many people, including his own family members. Francis echoed the ranting of Aunt Alexandra, saying that Atticus was a disgrace for the family, that "H
e would never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb." Citation needed
He was even confronted by his friends trying to talk him out of it, as Link Deas said, "[Atticus] has everything to lose." Citation
Atticus did realize
this problem; he knew that he was "F
ighting [his] friends"; "N
o matter how bitter things get, they are still [his] friends and this is still [his] home."
Despite all the pressure, he determined to carry on so as to justice. Everytime you reference something in the book with a direct quote, you need to cite the information.
Before the case, Atticus had already known that he had little chance to win. He knew that with only "A
black man's words against the Ewells," the white What?
n the heart of men he had no case."
There was no way for Tom Robinson to be proven innocent, for prejudice had been deep-rooted in Maycomb; everybody had an evil assumption that a Negro was not to be trusted, while a white man would never lie. What documentation from the text do you have to support this?
He knew already that he would lose anyway, but Atticus kept trying to defend him, to bring the light of justice into Maycomb. The fear or failure was not strong enough to discourage him from his principle. I
t was like "Y
ou know that you are licked before you begin, but you begin no matter what"."
Even when Atticus faced danger, he did not back off. In front of the Maycomb j
ail, he was confronted by the lynch mob without
any weapon or protection from Heck Tate, who had "B
een called off a snipe hunt." Citation
The situation was so alarming that Mr. Underwood had to use his double-barrelled gun to try to cover for Atticus from his office on top of the jail. Atticus was not obligated by law to protect his client but he took on the responsibility so that his client could be judged in court, not by physical retaliation
, the kind of courage that Maycomb took as priority. Atticus put himself in danger's way to let the truth be told. Moral courage is Atticus's best asset, making him the most respectable keeper of justice in Maycomb.
Therefore, the idea of moral courage is deeply enforced in the novel through the image of Atticus and Mrs. Dubose."
You have good examples, just watch your citations. What reference style are you to be using?
Also, watch your punctuation and quotation marks. You do have good organization and it flows well.