To Kill A Mockingbird Society Analysis

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Comparable to the social structure of Maycomb in To Kill A Mockingbird, today’s society is scaffolded to be based off of the advantages of one’s privileges, whether or not the environment was intended to exude equality like the court. This exhibition of privilege or social exception can be found with the Ewells who was able to sway the jury through their social status as a white family, a social status thought highly of during the 1930s. This connects with an issue found throughout history and in today’s society in which people are left with injustices as the privileges of wealth, social status, and race of the opposing leave them bereft of the justice they deserve within a court setting. A commonly abused privilege in today’s society is the amount of…show more content…
This issue of wealth can be seen in an article in which Robert Richards an heir of a wealthy family inheritance received a lenient sentence despite the gravity of his crimes. As stated by the article, “He received an eight-year prison sentence in 2009 for raping his toddler daughter, but the sentencing order signed by a Delaware judge said "defendant will not fare well" in prison and the eight years were suspended...echoed a recent case in which a wealthy teenager driving drunk killed four but received no jail time” (Conlon and Gallman). Despite the seriousness of his crimes, Richards faced a lenient sentence. This corruption and injustice can be stemmed from his wealth as the judge argues Richards’ wealth corresponds to how incapable he is to fare a longer and more severe sentence. This demonstrates how Richards’ wealth had excused him of a proper sentence and deprived the victim of the justice they deserved. Comparatively, within the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, wealth has been used to bring injustice within a conflict, though, through legal means. Tom Robinson, the suspect with the trial that occurs in the novel, states that he “‘Got
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