Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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There was a copious amount of discrimination in the 1930’s deep south, whether it be racism or sexism. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, conflicts arise when an African-American man is unjustly accused of raping a white woman in the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama. Citizens of the town are forced to choose whether they believe to follow what the rest of the town thinks, whether that is their true opinion or not, and be honest with themselves and stand up for who they really think is innocent. However, as shown throughout the book, many people have trouble publicly announcing their opinions on the matter, choosing to convey their opinions in more subtle ways. Because of different occasions that question people’s morals and virtues about treating others fairly, Mr. Link Deas and Scout prove that integrity can be openly shown by anyone, despite the circumstances.

Mr. Link Deas shows integrity when he stands up for Tom Robinson even though others were trying to tear him down. When Tom Robinson is in court for supposedly raping Mayella Ewell, Bob Ewell, her father, is called up to the witness stand to recall what happened on that night. When Mr. Ewell starts to talk about Tom Robinson, he claims that “-I seen that black n* yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!”(196) In turn, by calling Tom a n*, he is disregarding Tom Robinson as a person, because he does not say “man” or “person”, but as something totally different– a n*. However, he does not use this kind of language to talk…

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