To Kill A Mockingbird Injustice Essay

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Standing accused of something never feels good, but being convicted of a crime that a person didn’t commit or feeling pain that they do not deserve feels even wrongfully worse. Throughout Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, characters’ lives are greatly affected in many ways by injustice. In the decision of his court case, Tom Robinson is accused and convicted of a crime he did not commit. Jem and Scout are attacked wrongfully by Bob Ewell, who tries to get back at Atticus. Rejected and hated by his “family”, Dill has lived a harsh life due to injustices in his life. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, Jem and Scout, and Dill are all affected by injustice in several different ways. Tom Robinson is an African-American man who stands accused of rape and Atticus Finch decides to be his lawyer. Though Atticus defends Tom Robinson the best he can and creates valid evidence, TR is convicted and sent to jail. “No sir, they oughta do away with juries. He wasn’t guilty in the first place and they said he was.”(295) Following this case, Atticus’ son, Jem, comments about the point that if the jury would have been fair, Tom Robinson would be a …show more content…
In the Robinson vs Ewell case, due to his skin color, Tom Robinson is falsely convicted of rape and sent to jail, and seeing no point of life, dies while trying to escape prison. Jem and Scout, the son and daughter of Atticus Finch, had their lives almost taken by Bob Ewell, who was infuriated about Atticus revealing his secret. Dill, who was a great friend of the Finches, had a cruel and unforgiving childhood, where he was rejected by all family members and almost killed by one of them. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, the character’s lives are all marked by the cruelty of injustice. To conclude, the government today has done a decent job of stopping most injustices, but many still occur in many

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