How Does Tom Robinson Use Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Don King once said, “Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favorite child”. Hypocrisy if the root to many things such as,injustice,racism and prejudice these at first seem innocent but increases into a wildfire of hate,evil,and nefarious deeds.The citizens of Maycomb county would take a white man’s word to their grave as with a black man’s word is considered filth. These citizens only care for themselves as a “superior” race, then sympathizing to the others around them. In To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson is put on trial,as he knows that at whatever cost he will be considered guilty just by the color of his skin. Although many people at the time thought of this as fair judgment.The citizens will soon learn…show more content…
Injustice takes an enormous role in the novel.” Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed”(241). This is an example on how no matter what happened Mayella and her word was the only thing that mattered in Tom Robinsons death sentence. This shows how opinion is dominated by right judgment in the trial,ultimately leading to even more injustice. Not only was injustice a problem but also prejudice. The description of prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Prejudice is like a plague among Maycomb,and this plague is indeed deadly. Mr.Ewell exclaims! “I seen that nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella”(chapter 17). This is surly a display on how Bob Ewell hates black people and that he will have Tom Robinson killed for a lie told about his very own daughter. This lie was only conceived for one reason and that is to cover up for Mayella’s injuries. As hypocrisy is a gateway to injustice and prejudice it also brings in evil,immoral,and dishonorable acts. Not only,is this throughout the novel but it is also in the citizens themselves.They are blinded by the world of hate put infant of
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