Theme Of Social Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird And The Book Thief
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Social injustices have been an apparent theme throughout history for many years. Anti-Semitism and Racial discrimination are just two of the many examples of social injustices that have been exhibited in our society. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, both novels share the theme of Social Injustice. Narrated by Death, The Book Thief follows nine-year old Liesel Meminger during World War two in Germany. Liesel and her family are on their way to Molching when Liesel’s younger brother Werner dies on the train ride there. Liesel is given up by her mother, and is sent to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann in a small town inside of Molching. The similarities between the two books is the common display of morality and ethics, and the similarity between the two characters, Liesel Meminger and Scout Finch. The difference is the types of social injustices that are taking place in both books.
The first similarity between two books is the display of morality and ethics. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is assigned by Judge Taylor to defend Tom Robinson in trial. Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson honorably, despite the color of his skin and the alternate opinions from most of the people of Maycomb. When Scout asks Atticus why he is defending Tom Robinson, Atticus explains to Scout that is the right thing to do, and that he couldn’t live with himself if he didn’t give Tom Robinson a fair trial. "This case, Tom Robinson 's case, is