What Is Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

846 Words4 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee gives the reader an inside look on the racial complexities of Maycomb County. Although not every character got justice in the end the reader can learn the important moral on how just because one is a minority does not mean they should be harassed. An example of discrimination is how Tom Robinson was accused of something he didn’t do just because he was a minority. Also in the court house how the whites and blacks are segregated. An example of an acceptance of a minority is Calpurnia because Atticus respects her for who she is no matter if she is white Atticus is a man of justice. Calpurnia is a mother figure to Jem and Scout because she has been Mr. Finches care taker since they were…show more content…
“ I have nothing to pity in my heart for the chief witness for the state, but my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man’s life at stake, which she has dine in an effort to get rid of her guilt.” (203). Atticus is explaining how Mayella would lie to the judge and put Tom Robinson’s life at stake because she felt guilty of kissing him; which also comes to show you how far someone will for to get rid of them. “Democracy,’ she said. Does anybody have a definition?’ ‘What do you think Jean Louise?’ “Equal rights for all, special privileges for none,” I quoted. . . “Now class, say it all together, ‘We are a democracy.” (245). The U.S. say they are a democracy but yet the minorities always get less rights or are always judged; this is a perfect example of hypocrisy because Miss Maudie says that they are a democracy yet blacks and whites are segregated and they whites have more right than the blacks. Atticus is fighting for Tom’s rights he should have never been accused he is physically incapable to rape
Open Document