How Is Justice Served In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“This case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant. To begin with, this case should have never came to trial. This case is as simple as black and white. (203) In To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee presents the idea that justice was not served for blacks in the 1930’s because Tom Robertson was not given a nondiscriminatory trial nor do blacks get the same rights as oppose to if you were white. The author presents this idea through irony, setting, and characterization. This book gets its point of how injustice blacks were through irony because in court you are supposed to have a fair trial. However, in the Tom Robertson case it is a social rule to always believe a white man over a black man. Atticus states “Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, in our courts all men are created equal.” (205) this supports by showing people like to think Tom Robertson was given a fair trial but you can’t call it a reasonable trial with all white men as the jury and the amount of inequality against blacks during this time. It’s ironic and it’s especially not what we call justice.…show more content…
This story would be a lot different if it was set in the 21st century. Segregation was common that is why Atticus stated, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you are licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”(204) This quote supports setting for the reason that if this case happened in today’s society, Tom would not have been claimed guilty. Atticus knew Tom was innocent that is why he stated the quote that although we may not win, it is the courage of
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