The Importance Of Morals In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Henry Kravis once said,”If you don 't have integrity, you have nothing. You can 't buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing. Morals are the principles on which one 's judgments of right and wrong are based. The morality of a person define what a person’s decisions will be, or could this be influenced by other things. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee about racism and justice during the Great Depression. In Maycomb County, most people still aren’t over the confederate days, but Atticus Finch, a very ethical lawyer, and his family have to undergo a case over a black man. The thematic statement found in this book is,”A person’s surroundings will affects their choices and disregard morals.” This tells how the people in this book disregard some base morals and make choices. In To Kill a MockingBird there are examples of people disregarding their morals in mob mentality and letting society influence them, but keeping to a strict line they wouldn’t cross like Atticus defending Tom. …show more content…

People in To Kill a Mockingbird show their true colors, they show what their morals are. They show how their surrounding influenced their decisions. But, there are exceptions like when Atticus would not let the society sway his decision. He had a strict moral ground that he would not let society change. The others in society let others change their decisions, or let themselves get in a mob and get a mob mentality. It is easy to notice, how people can be swayed when they are alone in their decision. It’s hard to be alone when, in something when people don’t have the same view on it. It’s like bullying, a person can’t do anything about it, but there is some people, like Atticus, who can be strong despite all the pressure to change what a person thinks and how they feel. There should be more people like Atticus who can make decisions knowing what is truly right and wrong, and not be swayed by

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