Justice in Atonement and the Constant Gardener Essay
In the film The Constant Gardener Tessa is attempting to gain sufficient evidence to expose Three Bees for their wrongdoings. To go through the correct legal channels that Tessa is attempting to go through, she must have adequate evidence to prove that this is happening beyond reasonable doubt. This time spent collecting evidence is allowing for further manipulation of the Kenyans and then opens Tessa up to be attacked herself. In her quest to right the wrongs of such a powerful corporation Tessa has undertaken much hardship and suffering, ultimately given her life for this cause, further proving the point that suffering is characteristic of the quest for justice.
In the novel Atonement we can see that in order to attain justice, one must have adequate evidence to prove that there is in fact an issue to be dealt with and that justice is not already being carried out. While Lola may not have accused Robbie herself of raping her, she stood idly by as he was charged with her rape. This obstruction of justice has affects on not only Robbie’s life but also Cecilia’s. Briony’s judgment is