To Kill A Mockingbird Injustice Essay

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The theme of injustice contributes to the story’s understatement of To Kill A Mockingbird and Eight Men: The Man Who Lived Underground. The plots of both texts show how the justice system can be biased and corrupted to minorities or people who are different. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom was an African American who lived in a town who thought Blacks were a mockery and therefore, had scorned them. So when Tom was accused of the rape crime, Atticus knew that there was a chance that they would not win the case.”Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (Lee 87). In The Man Who Lived Underground, the main character knew that even if he committed the murder or not, he would still get the blame because of his race. ”Nothing, sir. But they said I killed her. But it doesn't make any difference. I'm guilty!” …show more content…
Fear is very powerful and can be used to allude a person to do something that they wouldn't usually do. Because of the character’s fear for a person or a situation, they committed actions that affected themselves or others. This allows the plot in the stories to grow as the effects of those actions grow. During the case of To Kill A Mockingbird, Mayella’s fear of her father and telling the truth had affected Tom’s trial. “Like I says before, it weren't safe for any nigger to be in a—fix like that...No suh, scared I'd hafta face up to what I didn't do” (Lee 225). Mayella had not told the truth so Tom was forced to face a trial and he was scared because he is actually not guilty. In The Man Who Killed A Shadow, Saul was in a plethora of fear that he felt he had no other choice than to kill the lady. “He was not trying to hide her; he merely wanted to make sure that she would not be heard” (Wright 196). His intentions were not to kill her, but deep down, the fear become too overwhelming that he willingly told the truth about killing