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

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

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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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i think that the main theme is corruption

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