To Kill A Mockingbird Injustice Analysis

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There is no doubt that injustice exists among society, and there is no doubt that they impact the society in a very negative way. However, who should take the blame for these injustices, and should children be taught to deal with these society’s unjust ways? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the protagonist Scout and her brother Jem look back at their childhood adventures that have introduced them to these deeply rooted evils in society. Scout and Jem attend an unjust trial that eventually leads to the disappointment and disillusionment of both of the young children. Jem is especially shocked as his strict morality is shattered by the evident injustice in the trials. Through Jem’s gradual maturity, Jem personifies the unveiling…show more content…
When Judge Taylor polls the jury, “[Jem’s] hands [are] white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders [jerk] as if each guilyu was use parole stab between them” (lee ch.21). Because Jem especially had faith in society’s justice systems, it affected him the most when it failed. His disillusionment slowly rushed inside him and he could not go back to the state of purity. As the crowd cheers on the white’s unjust victory, Jem mutters to himself “it ain’t right” (Lee ch.11). After Jem is suddenly disillusioned, he is shocked. His pure sheet has now been smothered, and now cannot be reversed. This disillusionment further emphasizes the evils deeply rooted in society. Jem’s loss of innocence as he matures helps depict the theme of the inequalities in society. The injustice of society, non-comprehensible cultures, the coming of age, and the importance of early cultured education of children all relate back to the bigger question and motif of should children be introduced to the injustices and evils of
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