The Role Of Morality In To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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Overcoming the Impossible
It is hard to be the one to stand out in crowd and go in the opposite direction of everyone else. In most cases people will think differently of someone who does not go with the flow. When someone stands up for a person even though he knows the inevitable outcome of the situation. A person 's morals is what makes them and guides their actions, it is important to stay true to one’s morals no matter the consequences. In many cases, a society will look down upon the person who is not like them because they are blinded by the truth. In every society, there is always one person who can see the truth and will fight for what is right. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows that even in the small town of Maycomb there
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After hearing all the evidence Jem believes that there is no way he can be found guilty. It goes to show that even a kid can see that it would be a crime if he was found guilty. Just because of the overlying prejudice around the black population none of the evidence matters. Just because Tom is black he is guilty. Lastly, as the jury came out from their discussion they do not dare to look at Tom. Then the Jury went one by one and said, “Guilty… guilty… guilty… guilty…” (Lee 282). It just goes to show that no matter what Atticus did to prove Tom 's innocence he was going to be found guilty. Not even the hardest of evidence could fight the intense societal prejudice. But Atticus did make the jury really think about their decisions. Their lengthy discussion ended with an innocent man being found …show more content…
The people of Maycomb are easily persuaded by the prejudices of society and it results in corruption. When Jem, Scout, and Dill were going to put the note on the
Radley’s house with a fishing pole Dill thought it was a crazy idea. He said, “You all’ve gone crazy, he’ll kill us” (Lee 62)! Dill is saying this out of the rumors and hatred the town shows toward the Radleys. Dill has not interacted once with Boo but he has fallen into the prejudice the society has made. It shows how that even a pure child can fall victim to the harsh prejudices of Maycomb.
It is hard for one person to stand up and try to make a change. Many times a society will come together and formulate prejudices, creating social norms. Sometimes it is impossible to right the wrong, but it is important to stay true to one’s morals and never fall victim to a corrupt society. A person should always do what they think is right no matter the consequences, an individual only has to live with themselves. In the end, a society will always push away outcasts, it is essential that a person stays true to their

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