To Kill A Mockingbird Personal Integrity Quotes

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“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other” Burdon, Eric. BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 05 May 2015. An example of this would be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book is an analysis of personal integrity, and shows a consistent exchange between the goods and evils in people. Harper Lee approaches this theme by amplifying the transition Scout and Jem go through when losing their childhood innocence. To Kill a Mockingbird is important because the reader learns how goods and evils coexist and how people or situations are not always as they seem.
Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout, believes that people are both good and evil, …show more content…

Cunningham basically is a good man… he just has blind spots along with the rest of us.. but son, you’ll understand folks better when you’re older. A mob’s always made up of people, no matter what. Mr.Cunningham was part of the mob last night, but he was still a man” Lee, page 157. Walter Cunningham is a poor farmer who got involved in a mob at the jail trying to hurt Tom Robinson, this placed him on the prejudice side of people. Scout then steps forward and starts to talk to him about his son, Walter sees things from a different perspective and backs off and takes the mob with him. The reality of the situation hit him and he realized what he was doing. He doesn’t want a little girl to get hurt, let alone anyone. The fact that Mr. Cunningham tried to kill Tom shows that there is evil in him. When he left, that showed that the good overcame the evil and that no matter what the circumstances there is good in …show more content…

When they were younger, Scout and Jem believed Boo Radley was a scary man who had bloodstained hands, rotten yellow hands, and had drool running from his mouth. When in reality, he was actually the contrary. “When they finally saw him he hadn’t done any of those things… Atticus, he was real nice” Lee, page 281. When Scout finally saw Boo Radley she realized he was not how she had pictured years ago and that he was actually a very charitable human. After Scout said this, Atticus replied with “They usually are Scout, when you finally see them.” This shows again that Atticus knows how to see things from a different perspective and that he knows not to judge a book by its

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