I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
What is another example of courage?
Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Atticus shows fear
I thought he would have a fine surprise, but his face killed my joy. A flash of plain fear was going out of his eyes, but returned when Dill and Jem wriggled into the light.
Atticus creating the idea that courage isn't all about people with guns and it is actually about pushing through even though the odds are stacked against you. Atticus was explaining why he expected the case and why Mrs. Dubose took true courage.
Atticus considered Courage to be the action of accepting a challenge where you start off behind and have no reward in sight. Atticus wants courage to be a life lesson.
Scout had never seen fear in her father's eyes and it made her lose all emotion in her body. She always knew her dad as a courageous man and that he was always more courage of then her. Matter of fact he was the one who taught her about courage. The courage it took to kick that man was gone. She instantly became more afraid than Atticus.