Essay To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird Personal Integrity

Nic Grob

Mr. Smadu
Ela 20
November 23rd 2012
The most important theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is personal integrity, doing what is right. First of all, Atticus knew he needed to do what was right in the Tom Robinson case. Also, Atticus told his kids to quit bothering Boo Radley and to leave the poor boy alone. Lastly, when Bob Ewell wins the case against Tom and attacks Atticus’s children. But then Boo comes in and saves Jem and Scout by killing Bob. It was the right thing not to make Boo go to court for murder because he defended himself and the kids. The main theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is personal integrity because of the way Atticus treats people and the courage Boo Radley shows when he saves Jem and Scout.

Atticus knew he needed to do what was right in the Tom Robinson case. First of all, Atticus is a very good man; he cares for all people and stands for equality. Also, The Ewells are the kind of people you shake your head to. They are liars and filthy people. Bob is the worst which makes Atticus more confident, although Tom is black which makes it almost impossible to win the case because of the terrible racism happening throughout the world. Atticus knew Tom was an innocent man since the beginning. There was so much evidence he was innocent. Atticus still tried his best to save him. All these events show what kind of a man Atticus is and how he does the right things for good people.

Atticus told Jem and Scout to quit bothering Boo Radley and to leave the poor, lonely boy alone. Atticus knew that Boo obviously was not a people person and would not like all of the attention Jem and Scout were giving him. Atticus thinks that Jem and Scout might do something that makes Boo mad and go after them. He was keeping his kids safe from Boo. Also, Atticus has never seen Boo before and thinks he could be a little suspicious and mysterious, but he still believes Boo should be treated the same as any other person. “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird. Bob Ewell wants to hurt Atticus for addressing him as a fool in the courtroom in front of all of the town. Bob attacks Atticus’s children after their Halloween cabaret. But then Boo comes to save the children from Bob but in order to do that he had to kill Bob. The right thing to do was not to go to court because Boo defended himself and the children from the terrible Bob Ewell. First off, Bob deserved what was coming to him because he…