Why Is Trust Important In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Of Integrity, Trust, and, Acceptance

Stories, novels, and poems, often act as more than just an entertaining jumble of words, flavored with a pinch of drama and dash of humor, they often carry important life lessons that we can learn from. We can find such life lessons in the various pieces of literature that we have read throughout the school year. In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, we observe the actions and words, of a man of great integrity, Atticus Finch. Looking through the eyes of Reuven Malter in The Chosen by Chaim Potok, we learn the virtue of acceptance when he befriends Danny Saunders. Finally, in the humorous yet sobering Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, we learn of the importance of trust, when the lack of it resulted in the accusation of Hero. Some examples of the important life lessons that can literature teach us are, integrity, acceptance, and trust.
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My use of the word teaches, does not mean that he simply preaches all day, to the people around him about the importance of integrity and such. While he did verbally teach his children on how to act with integrity, he knew knows that in order for him to teach Jem and Scout on how to act, he had to practice what he preached. We can all witness this by his words and actions, how he would always abide to his conscience even if it meant that he would suffer the scorn and ridicule of the town. Such was the reason he willingly took up the Tom Robinson case, and give it his all despite the disapproval and mockery of the town. By this, we see how this story teaches us integrity and the importance of
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