Examples Of Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“To Kill A Mockingbird and Justice.” Justice is defined as “just behavior or treatment,” the second definition for justice is “a judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of the supreme court of a country or state.” In a court of law, there are trials that judge if a person is guilty or not guilty of whatever crime they have committed. “To Kill A Mockingbird,” shows a lot about the justice system by using, characters, quotes, and events. Was justice the main theme of the novel, or was it supporting another theme within the book? The first quote brought to attention is on page 119 and stated by Miss Maudie the quote goes “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out to us. That’s why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Mockingbirds are portrayed as innocent creatures, that are harmed do to the harsh realities in Maycomb. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both mockingbirds, innocent human beings that are injured due to the cruel society they live in. If you…show more content…
In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life." There have been a lot of problems lately involving black and white relations, over the past year and it is ironic that there is a quote that hits so close to home. In the case of Michael Brown, no matter how you view it justice was not done for this boy. The white man’s word in the case, was taken over the black man’s. Then countless other cases involving the same thing happened, and every time a white man won. This was unfair to the families, to the victims and they are the cruel facts of life. Justice was not done, and Harper Lee made a great point on justice while writing this
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