To Kill a Mockingbird

Explain Atticus’ remark, “It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”. How does Atticus’ statement apply to Mrs Dubose? How might it also apply to Atticus himself?


Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Atticus tells Jem that courage is about more than men with guns. Instead, it is about knowing you're going to lose but sticking to your views and fighting anyway. Mrs. Dubose won, because she died beholden to nothing. Atticus calls her "the bravest woman I ever knew."