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What is the main idea in "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg"?

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sierra-gayle | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 28, 2008 at 4:56 AM via web

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What is the main idea in "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg"?

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted November 15, 2008 at 12:23 AM (Answer #1)

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One theme is that everybody is vulnerable to corruption.

Another statement could be that true virtue does not depend on one's reputation but upon one's inner integrity - choosing to do what is right even when "nobody is looking." (And if that be the case, is anybody left to do the head count?)

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ruba | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 18, 2008 at 11:31 PM (Answer #2)

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i think that the main theme is corruption

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