Theme Of Morality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Someone once said, “Morality is defined as doing what is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.” In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the citizens of Maycomb can be described as followers. This often leads to disgraceful and harmful behavior towards people, including uncalled for judgment. The citizens of Maycomb are following their peers and are participating in many sinful acts, instead of being there own person and being seen as righteous. This is very evident in the way that the people treat Boo Radley and how people are defined by their social class. While as the people of Maycomb follow one another in being corrupt individuals, Jem Finch lets these events change his perspective on life and his morality. Jem’s morality changes when he the reason as to Boo Radley shuts himself out from the world elucidates, leading to the conclusion that judgment of others without understanding their reasons is dishonorable, and when he learns that injustice and discrimination are unethical after the racist verdict in the Tom Robinson trial. Jem Finch realizes that it is unscrupulous to judge people when he discovers the reason that Boo Radley is …show more content…
Jem Finch’s sense morality was shaken when he uncovers the truth behind the Boo Radley house, which made it clear to Jem that judging others for their actions without understanding their reasons is shameful, and when he clearly saw the racism and prejudice inside the citizens of Maycomb after the Tom Robinson trial and the discriminating jury. This shameful behavior of Maycomb was ultimately responsible for Jem’s morality changing. Jem had great temerity to do what was right, regardless of the dishonorable acts of others, and his morality is better because of

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