Examples Of Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout’s Evolving View of Injustice as She Grows Older Justice describes the treatment of people reasonably and fairly (“Justice” NPA). Maycomb County, the “tired old town” in the South that Scout grows up in, is the home of bigoted racists and moral people alike who shape her view of injustice with their differing beliefs pertaining to injustice (Lee 6). From this, Scout learns that injustice is embedded in the world around her, but that goodness and justice coexist alongside it. Her newfound understanding of injustice transforms her from an innocent child unaware of the world’s inequalities to a mature girl that values justice for all people over all else. Scout gradually becomes aware of the injustice that is deeply a part of Maycomb County.…show more content…
These social norms are irrational and place a stranglehold on women’s freedom and expression, just as forcing Scout to stop reading would slow down her progress in school. Scout indignantly refuses to conform to her aunt’s expectations of her, as she grew up in a household that condemns generalizations and inequality, but of which are the basis of gender roles. At first, Scout does not understand why she forces her to wear a dress, and she stays composed despite Aunt Alexandra’s ridiculous remarks due to of her growing maturity. Also, Aunt Alexandra sympathizes with Tom Robinson’s death later in the book, which shows Scout that she is not an out-and-out racist and that she cares about black people (269-71). It is not known whether Scout is beginning to see the true Aunt Alexandra, which would imply that Scout’s maturity opened her mind up to the just side of Aunt Alexandra or that she has recently changed, which would reinforce Scout’s optimism for the prevailing of justice. However, it is clear that Scout learns that bad and good can exist within the same
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