Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Whether the injustice is mental, economical, or physical, the innocent person it effects, will always suffer. Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird has more than an abundant supply of injustice present in novel. Miss Maudie says it best when she states that it's "a sin to kill a mockingbird" (p.94). This statement reflects the following characters because they can all be considered mockingbirds, and since they were all harmed in some way they can all be considered as victims of injustice as well. The four characters that are involved in some kind of injustice are Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, The Cunninghams, and Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson suffered injustice by being charged with a crime he did not commit. Boo Radley was also a victim of injustice because many accusations were claimed about him just for the fact that he stayed in his house. The Cunninghams suffered injustice by being honest farmers that were hit financially. Finally, Mayella Ewell was also a victim of injustice because she grew up in an environment that forced her to end up lonely and scared. When injustice strikes, the innocent person it affects will always suffer. Tom Robinson, the most obvious of characters that suffered injustice, receives my deepest sympathy because he was a victim of physical injustice who suffered the worst consequence, death. For all the good deeds he did for Mayella Ewell, he eventually ended up dead. Tom Robinson was a victim of Maycomb County's policy where an honest black man's word does not up rank up to a dishonest white man's word. This policy ended up getting him killed as he was convicted of a crime he did not commit. He panicked and tried to get away from this injustice by escaping the prison. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful as he ended up dead. There are far too many examples of the people of Maycomb using racial slurs. As wrong as it may seem, Tom Robinson was black, and because of this he ended up being killed which makes him a clearly seen victim of injustice. The next victim of injustice, Boo Radley, suffered mental injustice. Boo did not do anything wrong, but the town of Maycomb believed him to be a horrifying and evil person just because he stayed in his home. The children, much like everyone else in the town, feared Boo until they really met him. Boo was labeled in a negative way without doing anything. Boo made a valiant effort of dealing with his injustice by trying to communicate with the children. He was very...

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