Equal Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Justice. The dictionary definition of that word is "just behavior or treatment". In the 1960's when "To Kill A Mockingbird" was written blacks were still facing prejudice for being colored, even though the story takes place in the 1930's. They were stereotyped and not given a chance to show who they really were. Some people may think that justice is the same for everyone, in my eyes I think some people are shown more justice than others. We know that in our U.S constitution it says that all men are created equal so I strongly feel that if we all are created equal, shouldn't we get equal justice?I feel the amount of justice you receive is based off of who you are, and by that I mean are you rich or poor, white or black. In the book "To Kill…show more content…
That is because justice is not the same for everyone. For example, take Tom Robinson's case he is a black man accused of raping a white girl, and the jury is a group of white men . We know that no matter how hard Tom Robinson tries to prove he is not guilty the jury will go against him because of the color of his skin. So, no, justice is not the same for everyone and I don't think it will ever be. In today's world the only way we will achieve equal justice for everyone is when people stop placing themselves on pedestals and thinking that they are better than the next person. When that happens equal justice will be shown, no matter who you are, where you live, how much money you have, or the color of your skin. In the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" Atticus tells Jem and scout that "it is a sin to kill a mockingbird" and Miss Maudie also tells them that "mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy" (Lee 119). I think this applies to Tom Robinson because all he wanted to do was help Miss Mayella but instead got accused for something that never took place. This applies to justice because mockingbirds are treated the right way because they "make music", but when Tom does something nice for Mayella he isn't shown proper
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