Morality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Everybody knows the difference between right and wrong. Some people know more then others. When someone robs a bank then they are one of the people who don’t have a high sense of morality. People like criminals have they lower sense of morality then the average person. In To Kill a Mockingbird the people of Maycomb, the Finches, Ewells, and Cunningham, get their sense of morality through their family values. The Finches defiantly have a high sense of morality because of Atticus. He is a very loving father in the way that he will sit down a read with Scout when she wants to. “He played with us, read to us, and treaded us with courteous detachment” (Lee 6). He is the father who takes his time out of the day to spend time with each of his children,…show more content…
The Ewells are what is called today white trash. They were never a good thing to the society. “Atticus said the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day’s work in his recollection. He said that some Christmas, when he was getting rid of the tree, he would take me with him and show me where and how they lived. They were people but they lived like animal” (Lee 40). They never went to school because none of them really wanted an education. They were poor, dishonest, lazy, and dirty. This family really paid a big part in the Tom Robinson’s trail. He went to go help Mayella Ewell because she asked him to and he went in to help her and she wanted to attention to be on her because she didn’t have anybody so she went to hug him and tom pushed her off. Bob Ewell came back and saw that she was on him and he ran in the house to yell at Mayella and ended up hitting her. He has always abused her and the case gave him another person to blame for the bruises on her body. She knew that it was wrong but she also knew that if she didn’t agree with him then she would have gotten another beating. She knew the difference between the right and the wrong thing to do but the way her father, Bob Ewell, was brought up he doesn’t quite have that sense of morality. Along almost the same lines the Cunningham’s had some things in common with the
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