Kill A Mockingbird Display Notions Of Conscience, Courage And Conviction

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Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird display notions of conscience, courage and conviction. Through the eyes of Scout Finch looking back on her life as a child growing up with her father Atticus, brother Jem and her African American nanny Calpurnia. The novel is based on growing up and her experiences and discoveries as she grows. The novel explores the issues of justice and injustice, prejudice and empathy for the individual at the time 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama. These themes all reflect back to the notions.

Conscience is the involuntarily thought process its about right and wrong and if you’ve got a conscious your able to think about what is right and wrong. Jem ripped all of Mrs Duboses flowers and vandalised her front yard this is connected to the question by the lessons that Atticus teaches when he punishes Jem. Atticus always reminds the children that he couldn’t live with himself and be a role model for his children if he did not stand up for his beliefs and do his right thing by his conscience. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person conscience”. This quote reflects the conscience through Atticus and who he is as an individual. He means that each person has the ability to decide and makeup their own mind despite pressure from the majority of the town.
Atticus believes that truly great people have the courage to stand up for what they believe in even at the risk personal hurt. These relate to the theme justice and injustice as the…

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