To Kill a Mockingbird Justice
One of the themes in ' To Kill a Mockingbird' is injustice. I am going
to show how other characters apart from Tom Robinson are affected by
Two of the characters affected in this way are Boo Radley and Mayella
Boo got into the wrong group of friends and one night they stole a car
and locked Mr. Conner in the courthouse out house. The judge decided
to send them to a state industrial school but Mr. Radley thought this
was a disgrace. He promised the judge that Boo would cause no further
trouble and he would take care of it. The judge trusting Mr. Radley
agreed and let him punish his son.
His whole life is affected by the injustice he suffered when he was a
child. Boo Radley is not seen to the end of the book and we are going
on speculation and gossip.
From the beginning we are told that Mayella lives behind a dump, which
signifies her place in society. She has had a lot of responsibility
from an early age. She has no friends and her father is an alcoholic.
As with Boo Radleys relationship with his father, Mayella's with her
father can be blamed to a certain extent for the situation she finds
herself in. In both cases the fathers control them.
People make unfair gossip about Boo e.g. 'Miss Stephanie claims that
she once woke up to see Boo at her window'. This cannot be proven the
writer uses 'claims' to show that it has not been verified.
The children have come up with there own image of Boo from the gossip
they have heard. Jem says ' he is six and a half feet tall, judging