Examples Of Caste System In To Kill A Mockingbird

1295 Words6 Pages
People have always been cheated out of what they deserve in one form or another. The court of justice should be a place where it does not matter the ranking people have. The court of justice is a place where only the facts and what can be proven determines the outcome of the trial not the ranking. Sadly this is not how it is during 1935 when people were classified and ranked because of their skin color. Harper Lee demonstrates this in the book To Kill a Mockingbird during a trial between a black man and a white man. Through the trial she shows how the caste system impacts the outcome of trial.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee argues that a caste system corrupts the justice system because a caste system generates a blurred image of the truth that creates inequality. This caste system can be seen during Tom Robinson’s trial. Tom Robinson trial is about Tom a black man allegedly rapeing a white girl named Mayella Ewell. The caste system Maycomb has puts the Ewell family slightly higher than black people because they are white. This slight advantage the Ewell family has allows them to be able to win the trial, even though the facts and evidence that Atticus
…show more content…
She demonstrates this through Tom Robinson’s trial and Mr. Tate trying cover up the murder of Bob Ewell. Having a caste system put into society creates a boundary between each people due to their class. This boundary separating people can create a bias opinion on one another. Having this bias opinion can establish a blurred image of people that seeps into the court of law. This influences the outcome of trials and impacts many people's lives. Sadly there will always be a caste system and good people might be caught in the bias opinion of the group of people they are in. People will always have a bias opinion of other people because a caste system can manifest corruption in the justice
Open Document