How Does Lee Show Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, had a lot to say about injustice, prejudice, stereotypes and racism among people in a town. The town that this took place in is called Maycomb and is located in southern Alabama. This took place during the 1930’s. These acts make people react negatively towards others and this kind of discrimination many Maycomb citizens engage in is blind, and inconsiderate of other people’s feelings. To kill a mockingbird is a sin because they don’t harm anyone at all; all they do is sing and make beautiful tunes so why should they be killed? The title of the novel is explained in a secret way throughout the book but not openly explained. The mockingbirds of the story are Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson, a black man, was accused of raping a white lady named Mayella Ewell. Tom was taken to court by her father, Bob Ewell, and he told the truth about the raping of his daughter. Tom did not rape Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch, a white lawyer defended Tom in court. The town of Maycomb were up in arms about a white person defending a black criminal, even though he was not a criminal. “Why were you so anxious to do that woman’s chores?’ Tom Robinson hesitated, searching for an answer, ‘Looked like she didn’t have nobody to help her, like I says. ‘‘With Mr. Ewell and…show more content…
The mockingbirds in the story, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley get undeserving treatment during the novel until it is known to the people of Maycomb that they are good and pure. In the case of Tom Robinson it was too late as they killed him before they could learn what a good person he actually was. He got charged for a crime he did not commit, and Boo Radley got rumors spread about him that were anything but true. “It is wrong to kill the mockingbird just because you don’t like its
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