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To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Essay

  • Date Submitted: 01/11/2011 03:50 PM
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Do you know the definition of integrity?   If not then here it is; The self-conscious power you have to make the right decision and then to follow through with it.   In the story,” To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, shows just how much a person can have.   Even if the odds are against you, you try your best to overcome it.  
If you are being pressured into doing something that you know is not the right thing to do just follow what you believe in.   Atticus, the father of Scout and Jem, even said that if he didn’t try to defend Tom Robinson why would he expect himself to go to church.   So even if everybody is doing something wrong, it does not mean that it is okay to do or that you should too.   There is a big difference between the people who know the right thing and the people who do the right thing.  
People like Bob Ewell, have little integrity, they are self-motivated to do what they want even if it hurts other people.   They don’t do the right thing just because it might be a little more trouble for them.   If they do something wrong they do not have the integrity it takes to fess up to their wrong doings as in Bow Ewell case.   But people such as Atticus Finch, they do have the integrity to do the right thing for the sake of being right.  
Many people do not have the right idea towards integrity, but instead they try to find an easier way to go around it.   Mayella Ewell was raised by a man with little integrity, Bob Ewell, and didn’t really know what it was.   She did not have the integrity to tell the truth witch was that it was her father that had beaten here and that Bob Ewell was just blaming it on Tom Robinson so that he did not have to deal with the consequences himself.   Bob Ewell was not a big enough man to come clean.


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