In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are some times that there is injustice, and the chapter and page number?
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird contains numerous incidences of injustice. Many of them center around Tom Robinson, Arthur Radley, and Mayella Ewell. NOTE: Since there are so many editions of this book, the page numbers will vary greatly; therefore, chapters are mentioned instead.
Tom’s trial is unfair from the start. He is never given a fair chance because people are unwilling to budge from their prejudices or are too afraid to take a stand. In chapters 16-21, Atticus proves beyond a doubt that it was impossible for Tom to have beaten and raped Mayella. He makes it clear who is the real criminal, yet the jury returns a guilty verdict and sends Tom to prison. What little comfort there is in knowing that the jury took some time to deliberate—meaning that they really were considering the evidence and weighing their options and consciences—is lost in the cold knowledge that Tom is unfairly sent to his death in chapter 21 , leaving behind his family. His failed attempt to escape...
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