To Kill A Mockingbird And 12 Angry Men: A Literary Analysis

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“You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something.” -Macklemore To speak out against it. To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men are both very similar because of their reasons and purpose. The authors were compelled to do something. That thing that they decided to do was write about it. They both agree on their points about judgement and injustice. These stories have a main point of racism which are shown to be very important throughout. Both Harper Lee’s and Sidney Lumet’s stories show the problems in America’s judicial system through views on racism, injustice, and judgment.

To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry men are stories about racism. To Kill a Mockingbird shows racism through Tom Robinson’s case
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To Kill a Mockingbird shows injustice through Tom Robinson’s case and how he did not get what he deserved in the end. “She knew full well the enormity of her offense, but because her desires were stronger than the code she was breaking, she persisted in breaking it." The injustice is also being shown to Mayella because of the neglect from her father.// 12 Angry Men shows what injustice was about to happen if juror eight did not stop it. “I don't understand you people. How can you believe this kid is innocent? “Look, you know how those people lie. I don't have to tell you. They don't know what truth is.” Juror 10 is saying what he does not believe the truth. He is just believing the group. Injustice is a big thing shown in To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men. Both of these stories do not just show injustice and racism but they both also show …show more content…
To Kill a Mockingbird clearly shows judgement through Scout’s first day of school with Walter Cunningham. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view”... “until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” In this scene Calpurnia is telling Scout to not be judgemental towards Walter. 12 Angry Men is a story that shows judgment through the jurors. “I don't understand you people. How can you believe this kid is innocent? Look, you know how those people lie. I don't have to tell you. They don't know what truth is.” All of these jurors are jumping to conclusions and thinking that the boy is guilty but deep, deep down they know the truth. The truth is that the boy is innocent the members of the jury are just judgemental people. Judgment is a huge thing in these two stories: To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry

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