Theme Of Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Many stories have influenced the people of the world throughout history. These classic stories influence people because they can relate to the readers and continue to do so as years progress. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee happens to be one of these numerous influential stories. Harper Lee’s story addressed the dawning of racial segregation eradication which was a major topic during the early sixties. However, today racial segregation does not affect people as it used to, but there are many themes displayed in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that still apply today. The themes death and justice are two of many themes from the story that are still applied today.Death and Justice have always correlated; death is an inevitable force natural and justice is moral…show more content…
Death often brings grieving which is displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird. Everyday about 150,000 people die everyday, and some of these deaths seem more significant than others as Tom Robinson’s death was the most significant death in the story. There have been many recent tragedies resulting in the deaths of many. Tom Robinson’s death was the most important death of the book. His death is the strongest supporter of death in the story. The story is built around Tom Robinson’s case in which most people believe that he was falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. A recent event of the death of Michael Brown supports the story’s recurring theme of death in the story and in real life today. and also relates to the death of Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson and Michael Brown were both shot and killed by police officers and were both black. There is also the controversy that Michael Brown was killed when he was defenseless simply because he was black. However Tom Robinson was not killed over racial profiling, but there is certainly a possibility. The death of Nelson Mandela again demonstrates the theme of death and also relates to Mrs. Dubose’s death from To Kill a Mockingbird rather than Tom
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