Examples Of Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Injustice for African- Americans in the 1900’s occurred consistently even after slavery had ended in 1865. “The Murder of Emmett Till,” and the Tom Robinson case in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” show how African Americans experienced injustice. Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy from Chicago, Illinois that traveled to Mississippi to see relatives. It was there that Carolyn Bryant accused Till of whistling and verbally assaulted her. This accusation caused Emmett Till his life. Roy Bryant and Milam Bryant kidnapped Till and brutually killed him. While this case is extremely heart wrenching, it gets even worse. Carolyn Bryant in 2007 admitted that the alleged whistling was not true. In “New Insights on Emmett Till,” article one quotes Bryant saying, “That part is not true,” (Weller, 2.) talking about the verbal abuse. In article two of “New Insights on Emmett Till,” Emmetts cousin Wheeler Parker responds to Carolyn’s confession. He says, “I was hoping that one day she would admit it, so it matters to me that she…show more content…
The narrator is a young child named Scout with her brother Jem and her father Atticus. The story progresses and you can sense the way people feel about african americans. Atticus is lawyer who is going to be defending a black individual, Tom Robinson, in court. This causes hate toward the Finch family from the people of Maycomb. In chapter 11, Mrs.Dubose says to Scout and Jem, “ Your father’s no better than the n*****s and trash he works for!” (Lee, 8.) This is showing injustice, or unfairness, to both African Americans and the Finch’s because of the derogatory language and the meaning behind Mrs.Dubose words. Mrs.Dubose was not the only person to say things like that. Most of the town of Maycomb had the same thoughts as Mrs.Dubose when it came to the case. It just showed that because Atticus Finch is defending Tom Robinson, a black male, both Tom and Atticus experienced
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