Examples Of Commitment In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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“She has committed no crime, she has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society.” -Atticus. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, was published in the year of 1960. Written beautifully about the pros and cons of racism with plot in-between, Harper Lee accepted the Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer Prize is an award that recognizes an achievement in either a magazine, newspaper, and or online journalism. Ever since publication, the book has become a classic being taught in modern English courses everywhere. Throughout the book main characters; Scout and Jem trouble shoot many problems. Trying to get their neighbor Boo Radley out of the house because nobody ever sees him. He is always stuck inside. Jem and
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Heck Tate comes over and discusses Bob Ewell’s death with the Finch family. Officer Heck Tate of Maycomb County had come over to oversee Jem because he was hurt and unconscious because of an accident that had happened the night of Scouts pageant. Scout and Jem were walking home in the complete dark when someone attacked them both and seriously hurt Jem. Scout was blocked of her vision because of the ham costume she was wearing, so Jem took her by the hand and was leading her home through the dark. Before the pageant Scout and Jem were making fun of Cecil, so after the pageant they thought Cecil was the one who attacked and scared them both. Heck Tate did a little investigating after Atticus made an assumption that whoever did it was still lurking in the courtyard of where it took place. Bob Ewell was found with a knife in hand dead, no sight of life. Heck Tate saying, “It ain’t your decision Mr. Finch, it’s all mine. It’s my decision and my responsibility. Your boy never stabbed Bob Ewell,” (366). Heck Tate as an officer, has to take an oath to tell the truth. By becoming an officer he made a commitment, but did he really tell the truth? He dishonored the commitment but the Finch family and Boo are the only ones that know. Heck did a favor for his county. Boo killed Bob, he saved Jem and Scout when Bob took a knife out on them. Heck went to go check on who it was changed the knife and made it look like he tripped. Being a drunk, he always was the town will have no sorrow. Especially after the trial that went down, with him lying about Mayella's rape. Again, Heck did dishonor his commitment to being an officer but he made the right decision for his

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