The Search for Justice

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Justice is often something that many people look for in their lives. Though some people find it; there are also many who don’t, and they continue searching the rest of their lives. This human search for justice is a desire to be treated with justice ourselves; as well as, to treat other people with justice. Searching for justice in our nation began with the “Declaration of Independence” Thomas Jefferson states “In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury” (pretence hall literature, 158). When person is wronged for the first time he may first be humble about the injury and seek justice in a simple way, through an apology or other form of emotional repay. Justice is as important in today’s society as it was for the early colonists. We find that people seek for justice in many different ways; such as revenge, judicial justice, religious justice, and Godly justice. Revenge is perhaps the worst way to seek for justice. Throughout time men have sought revenge on people who have wronged them. In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” many aspects of revenge are shown. Neighbors begin to turn on neighbors, and their puritan society crumbles as people are blamed for no horrible happenings in the village and convicted of witchcraft, not only to seek revenge for past wrongs, but for personal gain as well. We see that innocent people are often affected by revenge. For example in “The Crucible”, when Elizabeth Proctor is accused of being a witch by Abigail Williams so she can be with John Proctor; the Proctor’s children are left without parents when both John and Elizabeth are jailed (Miller, The Crucible). When in the search for jus... ... middle of paper ... ...nce to the full extent. Works Cited Jefferson, Thomas. "The Declaration of Independence." 2002. Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2002. 156-159. Print. Miller, Arthur. "The Crucible." 2002. Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2002. 1233-334. Print. Irving, Washington. "The Devil and Tom Walker." 2002. Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2002. 242-52. Print. Shapiro, Robert L., and Larkin Warren. The Search for Justice: A Defense Attorney's Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case. New York, NY: Warner, 1996. Print.
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