Justice, what is right and fair by all of society's standards and morals, is represented, along with injustice, through events and characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. "...in this country our courts are the great levellers, and in our courts all men are created equal." (Atticus, pg227). One type of justice is the legal kind, the kind in our courts, where men are found guilty or innocent. The other is any right or just act. "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." (Atticus, pg116). In To Kill a Mockingbird these justices and injustices are represented through Atticus, Tom Robinson, Arthur 'Boo' Radley, and through the prejudices of people.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch represents the epitome of justice, through his belief in equality. He has a great belief in the legal system, and a belief that it will be fair and equal to all. "Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levellers, and in our courts all men are created equal. 'I'm no idealist to believe in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system - that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality." (Atticus, pgs 226-227). Atticus Finch, a lawyer by profession, has a deep rooted belief that the court system will be just and fair, as that is what it stands for. Atticus is also just in that he is not prejudice; he does not think himself above another man based on skin colour. "'The handful of people in this town who say that fair play is not marked White Only; the handful of people who say a fair trial is for everyone, not just us; the handful of people with enough humility to think, when they look at a negro, there but for the Lord's kindness am I.'" (Miss Maudie, pg261).