Entry 2: Mrs. Dubose's Death
Point of View: Jem
I don't understand how I'm suppose to feel right now, I hated Mrs. Dubose, and I hated every moment I was forced to go and read to her. But now that I know the truth about who she was, I feel almost guilty for feeling that way. Atticus used her morphine addiction to show me what real courage, and how what she did takes way more courage than Atticus with a gun. I'm just mad that the whole time I wasn't being punished for the flower garden because Atticus would have made me go every day anyways. Mrs. Dubose was a troubled old lady but she did show true courage in her final days. Her final gift to me was one flower, and I'm not sure if that is like a cosmic justice, because I am the one that ruined her flowers, so the last thing I'm left with to remember her is her flower.