"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

Essay by BailahailaHigh School, 10th gradeA, June 2003

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Injustice

In the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," the people of Maycomb County are intolerant toward everyone in the society. This novel is written by Harper Lee, and set in the late 1950's. Injustice is a problem which everyone faces. There are three characters who people are both intolerant and unjustly toward. Boo Radley was falsely accused and judged by the people of Maycomb simply because they did not know or understand him. The society disapproves of Atticus Finch because of his black and white relations. Also they blamed Tom Robinson of a crime he did not commit, because the colour of his skin.

Boo Radley is one of the novel's "mockingbirds," a good person injured by the evil of mankind. Many accusations were claimed about him even though they were untrue. Just because he didn't leave his house, people began to think something was wrong.

An intelligent child emotionally damaged by his cruel father, Boo provides an example of the threat that evil poses to innocence and goodness. Boo was a man who was misunderstood and shouldn't have suffered any injustice.

Atticus, a man with great wisdom, suffers from the fact that he had taken on a Negro case. Atticus's action makes him the object of ridicule in Maycomb. He was constantly harassed for his decision, which made him work even harder at winning the case. Even though his family was made fun of, he stuck with his choice and worked hard to ignore the threats and harassment. He did very well to ignore all the abuse and was greatly respected after the trial was over.

The third person who suffered from injustice was Tom Robinson. He was charged with a crime he did not commit. His side of the story was not believed...