Absolute Truth In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Truth Is Not Dead In a society where literally thousands of worldviews exist, it may seem like absolute truth is obsolete or non-existent. However, absolute or objective truth is in fact the most integral part of maintaining order in society. These truths govern and are present in natural law, such as in Inception; protection from exploitation that may come from documentaries such as Zeitgeist; and preserving morality, as in To Kill a Mockingbird. Without absolute truth, none of these things would exist, and the world would be thrown into chaos. It is the denial of absolute truth that ultimately causes destruction. Inception displays the importance of accepting and acknowledging natural law. Natural law encompasses the rules and laws that…show more content…
Is there some form of morality that needs to be acknowledged or fulfilled? Morality is strongly tied to the concept of truth, because morality is truth. Morality is defined as “Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour” (Morality, n.d.). If one needs to know what is right and wrong, then they need to know the truth. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus struggled to show his town the truth about Tom Robinson. The town was so blinded by their prejudice against Robinson that they did not care about the truth. Atticus tried to make the town and his children see the truth about people through empathy. He told Scout that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view” (Lee, 1960). The prejudice of the town had even clouded their sense of morality. They had thought that being racist was not wrong for them to do. One of the townspeople had said “…it’s time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were getting’ way above themselves” (Lee, 1960) in reference to Tom Robinson’s conviction. That same townsperson then talked about how wrong it was for Hitler to persecute the Jews (Lee, 1960). Truth is still relevant today because it shows people what is right and

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