In the end of chapter 11 when Atticus says “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 you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” I think what Atticus was trying to say is that it takes courage to read to a crazy old lady who doesn’t like you or your family and is extremely rude to you. Because it also took a lot of courage for Atticus to shoot Tim Johnson and I think he was worried that Jem and Scout were going to think that that was the only type of courage. But there are so many other types of courage not just when you have a gun in your hand. It takes courage to talk to certain people or stick to your beliefs even when you know you’re going to lose.