Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Justice is everything “The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.”- Lois McMaster Bujold. Many people Have died unjustly and their killer or reason of death was not found to give their death justice. Justice is something not everyone gets, in “To Kill a Mockingbird” there are people who are not treated fairly. Even in the real world there are many people who do not get the justice they deserve and there should be more people who do the right thing to help them get justice. In 2015 there were 149 people who were cleared for crimes they did not commit. Some of those people were on death row they could have died for something that they did not do. There are people who give false confessions or plea guilty…show more content…
He went to jail for the rape and murder of two little girls. Levon was a very nice man and continued to be that way even in jail. He was told not to long before he was put in jail that he was going to have a daughter and had a job that he was happy doing. He ended up staying in jail for eighteen years missing out on a lot of his life. After he was released he opened a restaurant with his wife and later died of cancer. If he would not have been convicted for this crime you could have lived out more of his life doing things that he loved before he died instead he was forced to spend it in jail. ¬¬¬¬¬¬(Levon Brooks, a Mississippi man wrongly convicted by bad forensics, dies at 58) Tom Robinson an Africa American man in “To Kill a Mockingbird” was accused of raping a Caucasian girl. During the time that the book was set in interracial couples were not allowed. This was when black people still worked for white people doing all their outdoor work and cleaning. Tom is taken to court where instead of judging by fact and evidence the judge goes against him because of his color. “the jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells’.” (117 Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird) Everybody believes that because Tom has a darker skin color he is guilty and a…show more content…
Atticus Finch took on Tom’s case only because he thinks it’s the one that will change his life personally. “every lawyer has at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one’s mine, I. guess.” (101 Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird) Atticus tries to make the court believe that Tom is innocent but has very strong doubts about it and has very little hope. There was no way to convince the court that a black male was innocent against a white family at the time. Even though there was no evidence proving that Tom raped the girl and there was evidence to prove that he didn’t like the fact that the girl was beat with someone’s left while Toms left hand was messed up he was still found guilty of the
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