How Society Brings About Injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the town of Maycomb contains many people that have different views on how a correct society should run. This brings the main theme of the coexistence of innocence and evil into play. With the evil acts committed by certain individuals, an aura of injustice fills the air and can only be stopped by the justice of the good and the innocent. Justice can be defined as the administration of the law but people like Bob Ewell fails to see this concept. Mr. Ewell brought injustice to the town and in the end, justice got served but it came with a price. In the town of Maycomb, people of different classes have different opinions on other classes The ordinary people like Aunt Alexandra that‘s on the top of society in Maycomb thinks that the blacks or the white trash should not communicate with each otheri.
Other people like Bob Ewell takes this a step further by framing a black man named Tom Robinson for raping his daughter. This case was brought to court and Mr. Ewell lies about the story. Also the jury was forced to obey the unwritten rules insides themselves assuming Tom Robinson is telling lies even if what he said was true. After Tom Robinson was said being guilty, injustice was introduced to the town. This injustice soon disappeared when Mrt Ewell was killed. After the death of Mr. Ewell, justice was sewed but it had many consequences. To obtain this justice, Tom Robinson was killed when he tried to escape the prison.
Tom must have thought that he had no chance to survive and he would rather take his own chances rather than putting his life in a white man’s hands. Also Mrt Ewell had to die in order to achieve justice. With him still in the town, he would not stop until everybody that opposed him began to suffer or diet Mrs Ewell started to stalk his enemies which included Judge Taylor, Helen Robinson, and even Atticus’ children. One night, Mr. Ewell attacks Jem and Scout but Boo Radley comes to save them He stabs Mr. Ewell and justice is finally served but it came with another price.
The murder of Mr. Ewell would expose Boo Radley to the town and would eventually hurt Boo if not prevented Heck Tate makes up a story to cover for B00 and Boo goes back to hide from the town. Justice is sewed but no one would know who help did itt The prejudice of the town and Mr. Ewell brought injustice to Maycomb. Justice was soon served but it was too late for people like Tom Robinson People died and lives were put in danger to achieve justice. This all could have been prevented if the community accepted everyone whether they are poor or black but the evil inside themselves blinded them from choosing on what is right