In my opinion, being a gentleman does not depend on the social standing of a man. It is the decency in his behavior which makes him a gentleman. A gentleman is someone with a solid foundation of manhood and has the determination to spread the idea of a gentleman. Being a gentleman comes into play when you constantly act with such traits into how you handle the world around you. Also, becoming a man not just of strength, but of respect, especially to women, and being understanding.
In the book, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Scout and Jem hold their own views of what being a gentleman is. It seems to me in those times (1930’s) gentleman was an act rather than a word. You would do kind ...

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time to nothing good, are given the same regards and respect as the man who upholds the true principles of a gentleman. In essence the act of and BEING a gentleman is slowly being lost in our societies today.
In conclusion, a gentleman isn’t a title, but rather an act. Nay, an instinct. Being a gentleman is something you become out of your own act, not out of a bloodline or out of guile. Our current standings of being a gentleman must become stricter and less oblique. If we return to those true values and principles of being a gentleman I believe our societies would become less hectic and more understandable and comfortable. The measure of a true man’s character is what he does when no one is ...

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