Notions of Justice and Fairness in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel that was published in 1960, the times where our nation had segregation and injustice amongst the colored and the whites.
Racism presents itself in many ways in the town of Maycomb.
It is truly a testament to the corruption of society when a person who has earned a bad reputation is held in higher esteem than a person who was born with it, as is the case with Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson.
Even though Tom was obviously honest in his testament, the jury sided with Bob Ewell because he was white.
The story is narrated by the protagonist, Scout, as an adult woman nostalgically recalling her early childhood over a two-year period.
It is presented with the naivete and youth which characterise the observations of an innocent.From a young, innocent perspective, the reader is given the unbiased observations of a judgemental community.Justice is the most powerful theme in the novel because it is still so relevant in modern society and there will always be a continuous cycle of issues debatable in justice.In life, people sometimes disrespect the actions of others, whether they have done right or wrong. Atticus stands up firmly for equality, and justice. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him” (Lee 217).Atticus is a victim of physical violence from another character. This violence that occurs shows that Atticus is a victim of unfair actions. Ewell was upset at Atticus because he fought for equality in Tom Robinson’s court trial.They made this decision despite the fact that the Ewell family was widely known to be a worthless part of society.Jem, not being racially prejudiced, could not understand this mentality.Because Scout does not perceive or understand the full implications of what she sees and hears, Lee is able contrast the consistency, justice and honesty of children and the double standards, prejudice and sordid adult values inherent in her revelations and mature characters.The first half of the novel revolves around the Scout’s childhood in Maycomb, a fictional “tired old town” in Alabama, before the alleged rape to enlighten readers on the entire social...Justice and its relationship with prejudice is the central theme of the timeless 1960 novel, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.Its focal point is the trial of Tom Robinson, an African-American erroneously charged with the rape of a white girl, Mayella Ewell.