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August 15, 2018

In Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” a rabid dog growls his way onto the street where Atticus Finch and his family live.

The entire neighborhood is watching, waiting and afraid to act.

They see the threat, yet because of their own weakness in the face of danger, they are unwilling to respond. Most of the townsfolk in the fictional town of Maycomb, Ala., simply bolt their doors and wait for someone else to do the dirty work.

Atticus is the one man who is willing to exercise his own courage and prudence by stepping up and shooting the dog. 

In the story, Lee uses the rab...

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