To Kill A Mockingbird Theme Of Injustice

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Of the numerous themes from Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, one stands out, injustice. This subject appears multiple times throughout the book. Firstly, Mr. Ewell demonstrates injustice towards the Finch family by insulting them and harming them. Again injustice shows itself in Tom Robinson’s false accusation. Lastly, this horrible topic becomes apparent in Aunt Alexandra’s actions towards Calpurnia. The theme of injustice shows itself many times throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, as shown by Mr. Ewell’s actions towards the Finches, Tom Robinson’s unjust and false trial and in Aunt Alexandra’s actions towards Calpurnia. Injustice makes its first appearance in Mr. Ewell’s actions towards the Finches. He shows this especially on two occasions, when he spits in Atticus’s face and mocks him and when he attacks Jem and Scout on their way home on Halloween. When Atticus left the post office Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed, spat on him and threatened to kill him. After his encounter with Mr. Ewell, Atticus simply says, “I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco,” (249). He again harms the Finch family when he assaults Jem and Scout on a pitch-black night. In the struggle Mr. Ewell breaks Jem’s arm, greatly bruises Scout and in the scuffle falls on his own knife and kills himself. As To Kill A Mockingbird shows injustice…show more content…
He lost his trial due to the unjust, racist jury and because of the Ewell’s false testimonies. First off, he lost due to the jury. Even after Atticus’s compelling evidence they decided to convict him because of his color. Secondly, he was unjustly convicted because of the Ewell’s false testimonies. Mayella Ewell seemed confused and therefore gave an incorrect testimony and ultimately helped convict Tom Robinson. She confusedly said “I don’t remember too good,” after Mr. Glimer’s questions (206). Evidently, injustice even exists in the
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