Examples Of Fairness And Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Blacks have been pushed to the side and not treated the same as whites for generations. Fairness and justice were not given to blacks in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird(TKAM) by Harper Lee. The novel begins in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s right in the middle of the civil rights movement. Whites did not listen to what blacks had to say often and would much rather take a white man 's word than a black man 's word. The narrator of the story was a little girl named Scout, and she was growing up in a time full of racism. Her Dad (Atticus) was a lawyer and was given a job to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. Much of the town did not like this and their family took a lot of verbal abuse from the town. The case was against the Ewells, in which Bob Ewell blamed Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella. Bob Ewell wanted to get away with beating up his daughter so he blamed it on a black man which he knew would lose in court. He …show more content…
People were cruel to blacks in the 1930s making it not equal. Even in a court case blacks could not be treated fairly. When the town of Maycomb had a court case it was whites vs blacks and during this time whites would win every time. When Atticus took the case of defending Tom Robinson his family was treated differently. People tried everything they could do to make sure Tom Robinson did not win. Evidence was leaning towards Tom Robinson being innocent, but lost the case because he was black. After the case, Bob Ewell wanted revenge on all the people that made him look silly. Things have changed a lot in the 1930s, now in a court case the jury can not be racist to anyone and every trial must be tried fair. The jury must listen to both sides of the story and decide who is guilty and who is innocent. The jury makes their decision on the facts presented, not on how someone looks, or the color of their

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