Poverty Inequality By Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird '

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Inequality in Justice

Equality means for all to be equal. However, this “equality” that is spoken of hardly exists in our society today and most definitely not in the past. Living in today’s society, many classifications are given to us. Things like gender, race, social status, wealth, background, age, and many other factors have come to define a single person in our world. Sadly, our world is full of prejudice that uses these classifications to it’s advantage. In the justice system, although we like to believe otherwise, there is inequality due to these classifications and our pre-conceived thoughts on a person, which is defined by single factors. Inequality is something that exists in this world, yet the majority of the world ignores it, even though we know it isn’t right. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee raises awareness for inequality by showing us that due to our classifications of socio-economic status, age, and race, justice is not applied to everyone equally. Justice is not applied equally depending on socio-economic status. As unfair as it is, the higher an individual is on the social food chain and the wealthier one is, the less equal justice is given to an opposing side. A high social status and wealth can usually symbolize a higher education, a good occupation, and a strong background, which helps to make more prominent individuals of society to be seen as more reliable or knowledgeable that someone of a less socio-economic status. With this,…
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