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Theme Of Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird and A Jury of her Peers Essay “To what extent do or should a suspect’s circumstances and motives excuse the commission of a crime? What are the limits of sympathy and understanding when it comes to enforcing the law? Is it really true to understand is to forgive?” Jean Louise Finch(Scout Finch), and her brother Jeremy Finch(Jem Finch), live in an old town called Maycomb County with Atticus Finch, their widowed father and respected lawyer. Every summer, Jem, Scout and their friend Dill set out to explore the notorious Boo Radley house in an attempt to get their mysterious neighbor, Arthur Boo Radley, to come out of the house. Meanwhile, Atticus Finch defends an African-American man in court(Tom Robinson) from fabricated rape accusations. In A Jury of her Peers a woman’s husband is mysteriously murdered while he is asleep. Based on an actual case in Iowa, Law Enforcement officials and key witnesses search the woman’s home to find evidence that could point to her husband’s murder, which could be the woman herself. Harper Lee brings up the theme of justice when Boo Radley murders Bob Ewell and Atticus and Heck Tate do not tell the rest of the town. Susan Glaspell brings up the theme of justice when Minnie Foster murdered her husband and her two friends cover for her. Based on the information above this proves the thesis that what Harper Lee and Susan Glaspell are saying in To Kill A Mockingbird and A Jury to her Peers is that justice is different for
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