What is real courage? In the book To kill a mocking bird it talks about real courage I think that real courage varies it can go from going and talking to someone new to saving some one from a fire. So it all depends on you look at courage. Courage is very important and very valuable to everyone. So in the book real courage is helping someone in need and so when Jem goes and helps Mrs dubose he shows courage and also he is taught what courage is by atticus. So it all depends on how you look at courage but it is a very important role in our society.