Just Mercy Summary

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“The opposite of poverty is not wealth, the opposite of poverty is justice,” quoted from Bryan Stevenson himself. The enlightening autobiography, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson takes you through his time as a defense attorney for people on death row. With years of experience Stevenson has saved numerous lives on death row including his most famous case of Walter McMillian. Just Mercy life-changing book that vividly paints a picture of the corruption in the judicial system today. To best explain how Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson can alter one’s life a summary of the text, an analysis of the text, and why you should read it will be provided. Just Mercy begins with Bryan Stevenson’s interest in saving people on death row. Case after case Stevenson…show more content…
Before reading this novel I was a strong believer in the death sentence. I did not realize how corrupt the judicial system really was. In chapter six the story of a young boy named Charlie, who shot and killed his mothers abuser, who was tried as an adult. I did not ever think about what happened in prisons like what happened to Charlie. This has made me realize that everyone in prisons are not suppose to be there for their reasons they were convicted of. Everyone should read the novel Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson because it gives you a new point on what happens behind the bars. While reading it, it will take you on an emotional rollercoaster with people facing death because of being put in jail for the wrong reasons. As well as changing peoples point of view, this novel will also make you second guess the views of prison we were taught as children. As I stated earlier there are many great things about this novel, but he also connects his book to everyone’s life. Just Mercy can be summarized, analyzed, and read by all college students because of the life changing stories it tells. I feel deeply changed and moved by this novel and I am looking forward to reading the next novel that St. Ambrose
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