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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Making a Personal Response

In chapter 17-22 in "To Kill a Mockingbird", I was struck by how widespread prejudice is in Maycomb and how it can blind people from the truth. Even though Tom Robinson's innocence was as clear as water, the jury still convicted him. What was even more strucking was how Atticus delivered a heart-moving speech to the jury to tell them the importance of justice in a courtroom. I was awed by Atticus's speech, especially the scene where he explained that not everyone is created equal in the level of intelligence but a court can make everyone equal. I also realized how importance justice is. It must be served in a courtroom equally because if not, innocent people like Tom Robinson can be falsely convicted. Another event that was strucking was when the jury annouced that Tom Robinson is guilty. I could not believe how deep prejudice is because it had blinded the whole courtroom, even though people sitting there knew the truth.
From the trial, I have learned how important it is for justice to be served because baseless accusations, accompanied by prejudice, makes innocent people having to go through something he or she has not done.

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