To Kill a Mockingbird

to kill a mockingbird

Quote in chapter 19 that shows a character having courage, and why.

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"And she says, 'Naw, I got somethin' for you to do in the house'... the next thing I knows she-she'd grabbed me round the legs... she hugged me round the waist... She reached up an' kissed me 'side of th' face... She says 'Kiss me back, nigger... I was runnin' so fast I didn't know what happened." ch 19

Despite the dangers of going into a white girl's house, especially Mayella Ewell, Tom had the courage and decency to help her out. In return Mayella sexually assaults Tom and now he is accused of rape.