Examples Of Social Injustice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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No hope of victory, feeling as if the sky applied to the earth, and a sense of humiliation, such as playing a person as a puppet are examples of being oppressed. Injustice can be the result of people's words, taking the property and rights of weak people and giving false testimony in pursuit of personal interests. The novels could very well be based on real facts of the way that black people were treated in the past. America was home to one of the greatest atrocities committed on mankind. In 12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northup describes the harsh realities of injustice and the fact that black community sacrificed blood, and tears from the slaves that had been pushed into exhaustion by the slave masters just because they had black skin. They couldn’t get a fair chance to live freely. Harper Lee describes social injustice issues that affect several people in her novel. Injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird goes to show how human beings can be very cruel to fellow human beings …show more content…
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows the social injustice in the Maycomb community and how the black community is affected. Tom Robison is accused of raping Mayella and its proven that he is not guilty but they convicted him because he is a black man. Solomon Northup discusses the historical injustice in 12 Yeas a Slave, and he explains how the black people became slaves in America just because they were black. In the novel, Solomon is stolen in a deceptive way and at the beginning, he was a freeman then he became a slave because he was black. In both novels, the black community is the main victim of injustice especially Tom and Solomon because both are black men and wronged by the white community. Both characters fought for their freedom but their fate was different, Tom surrendered when he escaped from the guards but Solomon bore humiliation till he took his