I Would Kill for You: Love, Law and Sacrifice in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 Last revised: 13 Feb 2013
Date Written: December 26, 2011
This paper reflects on themes of love, loyalty, and sacrifice in the film version of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Using the typology of Kierkegaard's knight of the infinite/knight of faith, the paper argues that Atticus does not stand for liberal principles of universal law but rather faith in the possibilities of friendship and neighborliness.
Keywords: Kierkegaard, Abraham, knight of the infinite, knight of faith, Atticus, loyalty, sacrifice
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