Always Do Whats Right- Maggie SMith
To Kill A Mockingbird
The scene when Jem is reading to Mrs. Dubose supports the theme, always do what's right, because it shows that it was right of Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose after he destroyed her lawn even though he did not want to go into Mrs. Dubose's house and read to her. After Jem cleaned up her lawn, he told Atticus, "She wants me to come every afternoon after school and Saturdays and read to her out loud for two hours. Atticus, do I have to?" (140)
The scene where Atticus is giving his speech to the jury supports the theme, always do what's right, because it shows that Atticus is sticking up for Tom Robinson even though he knows they are not going to win. Atticus Finch tells the jury, "You know the truth, and the truth is: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women- black or white." (273)
The theme, always do what's right, is supported all throughout To Kill A Mockingbird another way being, Miss Maudie telling Jem that some people in the world have to do the hard jobs. She states in the book, "I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them." (288) Jem was very angry during this time because the jury did not make a very good decision about having Tom Robinson loose the case.
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