To Kill A Mockingbird Injustice And Injustice Essay

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The novel Great Expectations’ protagonist Pip observes “In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice. It may be only small injustice that the child can be exposed to; but the child is small, and its world is small, and its rocking-horse stands as many hands high, according to scale, as a big-boned Irish hunter” (Dickens 64). While injustice is not a clear-cut villain in most novels, the idea surfaces across multiple storylines to enrich characters and plots to assist stories in reaching enlightening closure. Injustice certainly plays a major role in the messages of development and fulfillment of identities present within the quoted Great…show more content…
The carefully selected settings of Great Expectations and To Kill a Mockingbird were periods of immense inequality for the poor and colored, resulting in opportune conditions for characters to experience and learn from unfairness. Specifically, Great Expectations occurs within a time near the Victorian Era of Britain. The Industrial Revolution, which took place around this time, was fueled by labor from the poor, and it was not uncommon for children and workers to experience inhumane conditions within workhouses and sweatshops where food was “just enough to keep the inmates from starvation” (Citation). Streets were rampant with beggars. Even the Thames was not exempt from the poor wading through its waters “to retrieve anything they could sell” (Citation). Pip’s social situation before he was due for great expectations illustrates the helpless entrapment within the social ladder many experienced. The book begins by highlighting his small establishment by the marshes, his low
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