Theme Of Moral Values In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“‘In the name of God, do your duty’” (Lee 275). It is in this statement that truly shows Atticus Finch 's (Atticus) moral values stand out from everyone else 's in Maycomb. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a multitude of characters influence and radiate their moral values to other people in the novel and to the reader. Moral values are not just things other people believe in, they build on who they are, just like Atticus. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, taking place during the Great Depression, sets the tone of the townsfolk in Maycomb. As racism runs throughout the town of Maycomb, many of the characters moral values are fought against, challenged, and criticized, because their values being different from everybody else 's. Many of the characters’ values are created through the tough and troubling times throughout the novel. They are used by the characters to help other people in Maycomb in their time of need. Family, honesty, and respect are values taught and instilled by many different characters throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
One of many values placed in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, family, is valued by many characters throughout the plot.
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Lastly, respect is seen throughout the entire novel To Kill a Mockingbird and is well represented by many Maycomb residents. Being a great mother figure to Scout and Jem, Calpurnia shows a great amount of respect for specific individuals or divided among others. When Scout asks what Walter Cunningham Jr. is doing, Calpurnia takes Scout back into the kitchen and tells her firmly, ‘“That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?” (Lee 32). Calpurnia understands what situations some people are and she respects them for it. She also fully understands why Walter Cunningham Jr. is pouring syrup all over his food. He doesn’t know where his next meal is coming from, so Calpurnia lets him by because of it. This sets an excellent example for Scout and
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