Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird And In The Name Of The Father

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“Delay in justice is injustice.” Injustice is a situation in which there is no fairness and justice. Injustice can be seen throughout the text, To Kill a Mockingbird and In the Name of the Father. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells us a story in which a black man was accused of doing something that he didn’t do. Injustice is a huge concept in this film; it is basically the prejudices and racism that is going on. In the Name of the Father also explores injustice. In the Name of the Father by Jim Sheridan tells the story of the Guildford four from the point of view of Gerry Conlon. It takes place in 1974 during an I.R.A. terrorist campaign. At his father 's request, Gerry leaves Ireland for London. There, Gerry and his friend Paul Hill, …show more content…
Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts. In To Kill a Mockingbird, prejudice is displayed by the act of hate and misunderstanding because of someone’s colour. This story depicts a dysfunctional American society permeated by prejudice that results in an extensive segregation between racial and social means. Harper Lee makes this theme perceptible. However, became clearer with the case of Tom Robinson. Chopping down trees and doing other idle chores were the only crime that he committed. We, the readers were entirely aware of his innocence, but also knew that his life would come to a sudden end. Atticus said, “What was the evidence of her offence? Tom Robinson, a human being.” Atticus is suggesting that the only reason Tom is his skin colour. The details of Tom Robinson raping Mayella Ewell are very vague and do not show enough evidence that Mayella was really raped. Prejudice in In the Name of the Father is also shown throughout the film various times. Many of the English police detectives were prejudice against Gerry and his family because of their Irish background. The Jury believes that Maguire Seven and the Guildford Four were Irish Republic Army schemers. Furthermore, the Jury believes more to the English police that testified against them. It is seemed to be that they were all convicted and found guilty because of their race and religion. To Kill a …show more content…
There are abounding phrases in Lee’s novel that shows social inequality towards others, not only to the black culture, only in ignorance. Some people, nevertheless, just feel that they are better than the other people are. Prejudice was far much worse in the time of To Kill a Mockingbird. However, prejudice is the reason for much social injustice. Is it fair for people to be ranked and divided simply because of their social status? In to Kill a Mockingbird, the Cunningham family are poor framers that try to scrape along with what they have. They are overlooked because of their lack of wealth, and because they were “Cunninghams.” Even though the Cunnighams are poor, they are respectable because they find other ways to pay instead of money. Scout is unaware of such things as social standings; however, she is aware that Cunninghams are poor. She points out that to her first grade teacher that Walter Cunnigham Jr is a “Cunningham” so he would not be able to pay back her quarter if she lent it to him. Coming after, Scout is disgusted by Walter’s eating manner that leads to her being scolded by Calpurnia. Compared to In the Name of the Father, the English society got very involved in the case because of the media’s portrayal of the four accused. Just because Gerry and his friends are Irish and happened that they were in England, the English people thinks that they are better than them and that they can do

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