Injustice and Judgment in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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Injustice and judgments are well known in the world. With so many people who get out of what they deserve or are punished for nothing at all. People who are judged by how they appear or seem, and how cruel it can all be. The concept of injustice and judgments is written out in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Injustice and judgments is the theme of To Kill a Mockingbird with certain symbols that help convey it, certain examples are Mr. Raymond’s “liquor” bottle, the snowman Scout and Jem made, and the gifts from Boo Radley. Mr. Raymond’s “liquor” bottle helps conveys the theme of the story because the bottle is actually Coca-Cola but the town believes it to be alcohol just because it is in a brown paper bag. The bottle conveys…show more content…
“‘-the assumption- the evil assumption- that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negroes are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber,’” (204). This quote is Atticus talking to the jury at the trial. Atticus is saying that most white people when they see a Negro they automatically do not trust them to tell the truth, have moral conscience, and to be alone with females. All Negroes are thrown into the same group and are judged because of their skin. The last symbols are the gifts from Boo Radley. The gifts are a show of affection from Boo to Scout and Jem. This falls into the theme because the whole town has rumors about how horrible Boo is. Wild stories such as how Boo looks into people’s windows at night and how he stabbed his father in the legs with scissors. They judge Boo because he does not come out of his house at all, but Boo is really just another human being. He is capable of love and happiness just like everyone else. To Kill a Mockingbird is an amazing book filled with life lessons. It gives the chance to realize how horrible people can be and how injustice can fit into the world. Though most people will leave the book with a different conclusion. It is probably safe to say everyone will have a positive conclusion and a new frame of mind. To Kill a Mockingbird is truly a

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