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Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, courage is considered a significant theme. Not simply in Atticus' fight for the liberty of Tom Robinson, but also in Mrs. Dubose's fight to die free of her morphine addiction. Atticus demonstrates that courage is a moral act by taking on Tom Robinson?s case. Atticus is smart enough to know the battle is already lost, but he stays the guy he says he's, and fights anyway. He fights to the very best of his ability, and fights to the end. This is exactly the same case with Mrs. Dubose and her fight to die free of her drug problem. She is sure that she will die, but she is determined to die free of morphine ? Even though it means living her last days in pain. "Your dad's no better than the niggers and trash he works for!" (pg 108) When Mrs. Dubose spoke poorly abou...