Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
Born in a low status family, she is stressed to suffer under the underestimation and disdain from other people and furthermore, her dad’s terrible treatments. Mayella tells two separated lies: one is about Tom Robinson raped her; another one is she shields her dad, which means she conceals the truth about her dad beats her. In the trial, Tom states that when Bob saw what did his daughter do to him, he savagely snaps, “you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya” (Harper 221) to Mayella. From this quote, Bob is extremely furious with his daughter when he accidentally saw the scene. That’s because being a white, he cannot accept the thing that her daughter did.
Women and girls are being forced to be married with no choice. Usually the marriage is arranged by the dad, and if the daughter does not comply she will get in major trouble.Some women are being forced to be married as young as eight years old. If the men get arrested they can put the blame on the wife and not be charged for their crime. A man who was arrested for beating his wife lied in court and got away with it. He said that his wife was being disrespectful to his mom, dad, and sister so that is why he beat her and he actually got away with it.
In a trial the closing argument is the most critical addresses made in court. Generally an emotional plea, this closing argument can be the deciding factor to a court case. To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film based on the award-winning novel written by Harper Lee. During an era of racial inequality, lawyer, Atticus Finch, contravenes the unwritten social code to defend a black man against an underserved rape charge. In a racially charged atmosphere, “white trash” Mayella Ewell ignores the morality and conventions of the community, and makes a sexual advance on Tom Robinson.
To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee in 1960 ,is one of the most controversial novels between society and school boards. School boards across the country question whether Lee’s novel should be taught in classrooms, or if it should be banned because of the vulgar language and inappropriate context throughout the book. To Kill a Mockingbird revolves around a white family who is living in the south, and the narrator 's dad is a lawyer. His latest case is to defend a black man in court who had allegedly raped a white woman. Throughout the book a lot of harsh language was used, along with ideas that may be considered inappropriate.
Ewell would lie about the occurrence between Mayella and Tom. One of the first reasons Mr. Ewell would lie is he is the one who hurt his daughter. In the novel Atticus was trying to prove to the jury that it is possible that Mr. Ewell beat up his daughter. Scout says to herself, “…Atticus was trying to show, it seemed to me, that Mr. Ewell could have beaten up Mayella.”(Lee 238). Atticus made it very easy for the court to see that it was a grand possibility that Mr. Ewell indeed beat up his own daughter for wanting to be with a black man.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is
In this section I will however only address the centrality of racism and white supremacy as theme of CRT in the context of the book. Racism Charles Lawrence asserts that American racism is prevalent and is unconscious .After Mr Radley fired his gun, the neighbors assumed that “Mr Radley shot a Negro in his collard patch.” They made this conclusion without solid proof that it was indeed a black man. Racial prejudice runs so deep that even the children have come accustomed to it. Scout was teased by her classmate and cousin Francis because Atticus was defending a black man. Although Calpurnia has been useful to the Finch family, Aunt Alexandra refuses Scout to visit Calpurnia and incites Atticus to fire her because she is black.
Imagine you caught your child doing something considered taboo by all of society. Would you lie to cover up your shame, or would you face the rest of the world and own it? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are the children of lawyer Atticus Finch, but they are not the problem. Mayella Ewell is a 19 year old poor white woman who claims that Thomas Robinson, a black man, beat her then raped her. But, this might not be the case.
Harper Lee uses Tom Robinson in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird to demonstrate the theme that racism instigates an unjust society and a loss of innocence. Firstly, Harper Lee uses Jem Finch to show lost of innocence in the presence of inequality. After Tom Robinson’s conviction, Jem said to his father, “Atticus, said Jem bleakly...How could they do it, how could they?” (page 285) Jem is confused about the optimum of Tom’s conviction. It is his first time to see grownups make a wrong decision because of inequality. It is
Her lies caused a negative chain of events in the form of the hangings. Judge Danforth is also responsible as he is the legislator and has the power to decide the verdict. Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris’s niece. She is also the former nanny for John and Elizabeth Proctor. She was fired due to having an affair with John, who doesn’t care for her especially after he witnesses her lie.