Prejusticness In Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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To Kill A Mockingbird Final Essay Henry Rollins once said “weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.” Through the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee show numerous examples of how Tom Robinson wasn’t being cruel or dishonorable but still got treated like trash, when at the same time Atticus Finch wasn’t being cruel and treated with respect because he was white. First of all, the Ewells were going against Tom Robinson by saying that he did rape Mayella Ewell even though they didn't witness it with their own eyes this shows how cruel they were to Tom Robinson by accusing him. This …show more content…
This is shown on page 216. "I thought Atticus Finch won't win, he can't win, but he's the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out so long in a case like that." (pg 216) This explains how Atticus treats everyone the same no matter what color they are. He knew that it was the right thing to do because no one else would take the case because of Tom Robinson’s color. Atticus has been not cruel to anyone and this quote shows that because he is the only one that wanted to take this case and plus he tried really hard to back Tom up. Atticus is really never cruel to anyone and he is treated with the respect he deserves but Tom isn’t treated with respect. No matter how hard he tries to be respectful he doesn’t get treated the way he treats people. So when Atticus is polite, respectful, kind, and honoring he treated the same way he treats others. Last of all, during the trial where Tom worked his boss was trying to stick up for him. “That boy worked for me eight years an’ I ain’t had a speck o’ trouble outa him” (195). Link tries to protect Tom by saying that he will never rape anyone, especially a white person, especially in the environment they are in. Link knows he would never do something like that, but since he was hanging out with her and black and she said he raped her they will all believe her because she is …show more content…
It might not happen to you but it happens. Everyone has their own reasons why it is okay to be cruel like in this book people think it is okay to be cruel to black people because they are black and they are a different color. This is all shown throughout the book and the quotes that I got. So even though Tom Robinson was treated really bad he treated everyone like they were the same and it didn’t matter if they were black or white. Also for Atticus Finch he was treated really well and he treated everyone the same. So it didn’t matter that he was talking to black people he was white so he was treated with

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