Injustice In Young Goodman Brown And The Lesson

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Injustice means lack of fairness or justice, and/or an unjust act or occurrence according to the dictionary. Upon reading three stories of injustice, one might find that some reactions are more understandable than others. ‘Young Goodman Brown’, ‘The Lesson’, and ‘Saboteur’ are all stories of a character being handed some form of injustice. Mr. Chiu in ‘Saboteur’ had the most understandable response to his injustice. Goodman Brown learns about all the bad in the world from a dream, Sylvia learns about the injustice of racial discrimination, and Mr. Chiu learns about injustice through the police. Whenever a person thinks about justice, they will usually think about the police. When Mr. Chiu had his injustice from the police, one might assume that his reaction would be negative to say the least. However, he handled his situation like a gentleman, until he gave a county’s worth of people acute hepatitis. As Ha Jin writes in his story, “Within a month over eight hundred people contracted acute hepatitis in Muji. Six died of the disease, including two children. Nobody knew how the epidemic had started.”. Mr. Chiu was wrongfully accused of causing a disturbance while waiting for a train to take him and his bride back home from their honeymoon. When he was released from the police’s horrid…show more content…
Chiu. Brown was on a mission of religious purposes when he discovered the real world. The real world is intended to mean that Brown didn’t see things as they really were before encountering the figure in the forest. The kind of injustice Brown was served was that in his religion being blown out and replaced with him being skeptical. “…With his hand on the open Bible, of the sacred truths of our religion, and of saint-like lives and triumphant deaths…dreaded lest the roof should thunder down upon the grey blasphemer and his hearers.” (Young). His response was just, but it wasn’t more reasonable than Mr. Chiu’s
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