To Kill A Mockingbird Justice Analysis

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Both novels, To Kill a Mockingbird and Bless me Ultima are novels that define justice in a variety of ways.. It is explained throughout the novels as an act of revenge which is an act of inflicting hurt on someone because of something they may did to you. Many may believe that revenge is an act of justice because both parties are left equal after the fact. But, in the end, justice was not achieved within the novels. In Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird a trial takes place between Tom Robinson, a poor colored man accused of assaulting a woman and the Ewells family. In this trial Tom Robinson does not receive the justice that he deserves. During the time period that the story takes place the colored men are treated with little respect and…show more content…
Through the duration of the trial Jem gets very excited thinking that finally a man will get the sentence he deserves no matter what color his skin might be. But when the sentencing goes awry Jem realizes and makes notice of the injustice. He says, “you cant just convict a man on evidence like that- you cant” (lee, 252). Even at his ripe age he realizes that life is not always fair, but in some cases it just doesn’t seem right. On the other hand Antonio finds justice unachieved by the loss of his grandmother and dear friends. He prays to God in his dreams to forgive all those that have died for no reason. When Tenorio realized his daughters were sick and dying he blamed this casualty on Ultima. Without any evidence he was set on killing her just to make up for his loss. When Ultima does pass Antonio is greatly angered by this act. But this isn’t the first time he experienced such feelings. Throughout the book the author continuously repeats the idea that God isn’t always fair as well as that justice isn’t always achieved. Through such repetition the author Rudolfo Anaya proclaims his statement. While, author lee uses Tom Robinson as a figure of injustice. Each author has their unique way of representing justice and both are trying to convey the same message, the world is
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