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How Does Tom Robinson Show Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Quint Beard
Ms. Hynum
English Comp. Using symbolism in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee emphasizes justice, morality, and ethics through the characters Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, And The white snowman. Tom Robinson, a character in To Kill a Mockingbird, portrays injustice through Scouts eyes. Scouts father, Atticus Finch, becomes the lawyer of Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson, along with some of his friends, are caught up in a rape trial that they did not commit. Throughout the trial, Scout comes to realize the hypocrisy and racism that is thriving in the community where she lives. Tom and the other boys that were accused of rape were convicted and sentenced to the death penalty. Although Scout knew of their innocence, and not to mention there was no evidence supporting the accusations, they were still sentenced. His conviction is a symbol of injustice because he was good. He hadn’t done anything wrong, and they killed him anyway. It was a sin. Just as it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Boo Radley was a normal kid until his “gang”( Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: Warner Books, 1960. Print. Page 10) got into some trouble with the police. In response, his parents locked him inside his house for many years. In his captivity he changed. The people, including the children, viewed him as something scary; something
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Maudeys yard, represents ethics. Ethics is the general study of the nature of moral principles and specific moral choices. In what our society today accepts as ethics, everyone is the same. No matter what color, what race, or what sex you are everyone is equal. When Jem built the snowman he put mud together and piled it up as a base. Then he covered the base in white snow. When the snowman melted the snow fell away and revealed what was underneath, mud. Much like the mud from the snowman, inside we are all made the same. This snowman symbolized that all of us are the same, symbolized
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