To Kill A Mockingbird Social Injustice

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Injustice; the lack of fairness or justice. Years have passed since everyone officially became equal, but still in this world today there is injustice. Still in this world through some peoples eyes everyone does not look the same. If our world keeps the mindset that they are in today that word will always exist and never go away. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic modern American literature novel and was immediately successful. “The Ballad of the Landlord” is a story of the experience between a renter and a landlord. The poem, “The Ballad of the Landlord” by Langston Hughes and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee both illustrate injustice in society as a result of bias and discrimination.

Langston Hughes shows social injustice through the encounter between the renter and the landlord. “You talking high and mighty. / Talk on-till you get through. / You ain’t gonna be able to say a word” (Hughes 17-19). During this quote the renter is arguing with the landlord telling him that all he does is talk big and bad to him, but he only talks until he gets through the point. He never follows through with what he says he is going to do, because he knows that he has the police and other people on his side that will
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They both picture the concept that if bias surrounds someone, they will eventually feel that bias too. With that bias they will then discriminate, which does not make everyone equal. Some people will always feel as if certain people are better than others, but when it leads to an unjustful act it is just unfair. Unfairness is what shaped both pieces of text. Harper Lee shows injustice through a trial case which leads to Tom actually somewhat becoming free at the end. Whilst Langston Hughes shows social injustice by having someone who has been victimized fight back for once. Both authors are sending the same message, just in different
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