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Thesis Children are extremely loyal to their parents however there are times when integrity surpasses loyalty Topic Integrity versus loyalty View Upholding personal integrity is of more importance than remaining loyal to another person Topics to be covered the inner struggle between loyalty and integrity why integrity means more than loyalty what people will do to keep their integrity Types of evidence Examples cause and effect analysis The Ties That Bind From the moment they are born children possess an innate loyalty to their parents When children are young their whole world revolves around their family and loyalty to this familial unit especially the parents is unwavering Take for instance children who have been emotionally abused by their parents No matter what their parents say to them the children will remain loyal standing by them through any endeavor and doing almost anything for them There are times though when this loyalty is tested and in some instances personal integrity triumphs Children reach a point where they know the difference between right and wrong and will stand up for what they feel is right even if that means breaking an unspoken bond between parent and child In the story Barn Burning by William Faulkner the bonds between parent and child are put to the ultimate test From the first paragraph of the story the reader can see that the child Sarty is torn between doing the right thing and being loyal to his father Even though Sarty has not done anything wrong he stands by his father saying that his fathers enemy is his enemy too Ourn Mine and hisn both Hes my father Sarty thinks Later in the trial Sarty is called on to testify He aims for me to lie he thought again with that frantic grief and despair And I will have to do hit Even though Sarty knows what is being asked of him is wrong he is prepared to lie
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