Examples Of Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Stephanie Fong Period 3 Unbiased Individuals We see injustice everywhere, but especially when dealing with the law. Even more specifically, injustice is seen with blacks and whites. The author brings to life the lives of two young children from the small town of Maycomb who witness a trial full of prejudice. With Scout being the youngest in the family, her father Atticus stands firmly as a model for her and her brother, Jem. When discrimination is at its worst, the Finches treat the colored folks with equality. Overall, Harper Lee writes the novel To Kill a Mockingbird using the voice of characters to share her views on the injustice in Alabama. As an unbiased lawyer of Maycomb, Atticus Finch ignores all destructiveness toward him to stick to his morals. Alike stands his six year-old daughter Scout Finch. One of Scout’s best qualities was judging someone based on their morality, not the color of his or her skin. Scout comments on Tom’s response to Atticus, “He seemed like a respectable Negro, and a respectable Negro would never go up…show more content…
Atticus tells a worried Jem during their deep conversation that “you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but…whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” (p. 252) Again, Lee tells readers through Atticus’ voice how most white men are trash. This is another point where the author is able to share her views on injustice and racism by using Atticus. While Scout gives readers a more childish point of view to loosen the tension during snippets of the novel, Atticus speaks from a more mature point of view. Using this literary device, the author emphasizes the inequality black men face, and lets the reader connect with the characters to share her views of the
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