Justice is an underlying idea that humans revolve around. It is our sole concept that constructs how we think and behave. Justice creates morals and therefore how we judge those around us. If we didn’t have justice, our society would be in chaos and completely unruly. When identifying what is just, there are quite a few traits that can be clearly spotted.
The search for justice is never ending. Justice may be delayed, denied, or postponed, however, the search is timeless. To be just is to argue for fair rights for all. It is to be someone that will help the people of the community. However, many times justice is not sought and not given to those who need it most.
People have always been cheated out of what they deserve in one form or another. The court of justice should be a place where it does not matter the ranking people have. The court of justice is a place where only the facts and what can be proven determines the outcome of the trial not the ranking. Sadly this is not how it is during 1935 when people were classified and ranked because of their skin color. Harper Lee demonstrates this in the book To Kill a Mockingbird during a trial between a black man and a white man.
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has caused a copious amount of controversy over its relevance in today’s society. This marvelous tale is relevant to today’s society. According to the critic Jill May’s article, In defense of To Kill A Mockingbird, it is relevant because Harper Lee herself grew up with the attitudes depicted and the book survived the first period of regional criticism. Quotes from the book’s narrator and lead character, Scout Finch, show us that she, Scout, matures throughout the novel.
Humans live in a world where moral values are very clearly set determining what is good and what is bad. We know what scares us and how racism should be treated. Nevertheless, this was not the case back in Alabama during the 1950s. In the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee narrates the lives of the people of Maycomb, Alabama, focusing on the story of Scout and Jem Finch, and the case of a said to be rape. In this emotion filled narrative, readers learn how life was back then not only in general, but for the separate social statuses that there was.
To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on multiple significant ideas to highlight the main ideas of the novel. One of great magnitude is explained in chapter three of the novel when author Harper Lee simplifies the importance of being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to view each different perspective. “First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folk. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Be understanding, realize that honest mistakes happen as in the excerpt with Scout and Walter.
Chivalry in our generation Chivalry is needed in today 's society for a large of of reasons. In medieval literature it is usually responsible to know how to be a gentleman. The medieval is responsible for fostering our concept of being a gentleman. Chivalry once provided the foundation for our male code of ethics. As an ethical standard in medieval times, it certainly had its failings.
Morality is something that everyone has, and it is important to one’s everyday life. It helps one to grow as a person and leaves an impression on every person one will meet. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, multiple characters learn lessons that affect their morality throughout the story as they experience new things. In the novel Scout and Jem learn about having respect for everyone from Atticus’ actions, Scout and Jem also learn that they have to be able to relate to someone before they can fully understand them, and they learn to never follow the crowd and to not let others people’s opinions influence them because Atticus did so himself. First of all, Scout and Jem learn the importance of respecting others
If we look at the same incident in another aspect, the doctor who tried to save the patients by trying to buy oxygen from his own money and did all that he could to prevent injustice was removed from the job. Here, what we have to take note is whether by trying to remove injustice from the society has consequences that would be unfavourable in trying to achieve injustice which would make it more unjust for an individual when there is no injustice caused by him or her? In another landmark judgement of the Supreme Court, the court ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and it comes with birth and goes away through death, but if we analyse it, was justice served or was it a mere argument? If we critically analyse it, we can see
Moral reasoning is perhaps one of the most fundamental and universal values in society. Our reaoning concerning our interactions with others defines our character. Morality is, and has always been, an important recurring theme in literature, to which To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is no exception to. In fact, morality is arguably the most important theme in the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird, is a novel that explores morality through racial prejudice in the 1930s in the eyes of a young girl named Scout Finch.