Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee And We Were By Matt De La Pena

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Moral values refer to a set of principles that guide an individual on how to evaluate right versus wrong. Every single person is different and as a result all the actions they take are also different. The moral choices we make are no exception. Our background, personality, friends and parents all influence the ways in which we make decisions. However, depending on the circumstance sometimes we take action following our feelings and emotions. Throughout the novels To Kill a Mockingbird 2 by Harper Lee and We Were Here1 by Matt De La Pena, the authors have shown that decisions that individuals make are subjective and very often influenced by their emotions. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird is about a young girl named Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch growing up in an Alabama town in the 1930s who learns of injustice and violence when their father, a widowed lawyer, defends a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. We Were Here is about a teenage boy named Miguel who is caught for a crime he committed. At sentencing, the judge confines him to a group home for a year with the additional requirement of writing a journal. As a result, both novels demonstrate that every choice that people make are personal and constantly affected by emotions. During the 20th century slavery was abolished many years ago in the United States by the declaration of Emancipation Proclamation. However, despite of this fact in the United States, especially in the South, , African

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