A major theme in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is following one's individual conscience. Explain this and provide at least 3 specific examples to support your answer.

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Following one's individual conscience means that a person disregards the popular views of society and chooses to make decisions based on what he or she feels is right. Sometimes life can be confusing when people say one thing is right, but deep down someone feels that those people are wrong. It takes a lot of courage to do or say things against what society says is right, but Atticus , Dolphus Raymond and Link Deas are great examples of doing just that. Atticus does his best with defending Tom Robinson when society says he should just throw the trial; Mr. Raymond lives an alternative lifestyle contrary to what people would like to see a white man doing; and, Link Deas stands up for Helen by giving her a...

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