To Kill A Mockingbird Justice System Analysis

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In society, many people believe that the justice system is a perfect system that enforces the laws that keeps people safe without noticing how corrupted it really is. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee suggests that the justice system is not perfect as other people make it to be, but instead it is actually full of many flaws too. Harper Lee shows that the justice system is not perfect and instead is actually full of flaws through the Ewell`s, how society is bias about white superiority, and through the actions of Heck Tate too.
The first way Lee suggests that the justice system is not perfect as other people make it to be, but instead it is actually full of flaws is through the Ewells. To begin with, the Ewells are a family of trouble
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Lee also uses Heck Tate to suggest that the justice system is not perfect as other people make it to be, but instead it is actually full of many flaws too. To start off Heck Tate is the sheriff of Maycomb and his job is to uphold the peace of the town and justice system too. With this in mind that Heck Tate has to uphold the peace of the town and justice system too, he does a really bad job at it causing him to play a factor in why the justice system has its flaws. This is based on the facts that Atticus said to Scout, “Sometimes it`s better to bend the law a little in special cases” (Lee 30). The significance here is that Heck Tate could not stop the Ewalls from doing bad, so instead of him doing his job properly and persuading the Ewalls. He gives up on them and makes an expectation for them too. Another event that shows that Heck Tate is bad at his job causing him to become a factor in why the justice system has its flaws was when Heck Tate was about shoot the dog, but instead he hesitated and does not shoot the dog saying to Atticus, “For God`s sake, Mr. Finch, look where he is! Miss and you`ll go straight into the Radley house! I can`t shoot that well and you know it!” (Lee 96). In this event it is evident that Heck does not have the courage it takes to take responsibility for his actions, so he hands over the gun to Atticus hoping he will do the dirty work for him. The significance here is that Heck is not doing his job properly by not keeping the peace for not shooting the dog and forcing someone else to shoot it which is a criminal crime too. In the final analysis of this, Heck Tate is bad at his job and he plays a big role in why the justice system has its

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