A Time to Kill
We watched a the movie “A Time to Kill” by John Grisham in class. The movie takes place in a small southern Mississippi town. The town is divided up by their racial differences. The story of racial injustice all begins when two white men, drunk and high are joy riding in their old beat up pick up truck and spot a little black girl on her way back from the store. They attacked this ten-year old black girl beat her up, raped her, urinated all over her bloody body and then threw her over a bridge and left her for dead.
The girl was Tanya Hailey, the daughter of Carl Lee Hailey. The two white men were later arrested at the town bar when one of Tanya’s sneakers was found in the back of his pick up. While at the courthouse, on
This was a predominantly white community, which meant that most of the jury would also be white. They had to set aside their differences in order for justice to be served. This main reason that I think that he did this was because after consulting with a lawyer he realized that those two men would receive light sentences for their crimes. their way to being arraigned for their vicious crime, Carl Lee decided to take the law into his own hands. Jake is looking to find equal justice for Carl Lee in this racist community. Racism still flourished in the small Mississippi town because of the KKK was still active. "Can you see her Her raped, beaten body, soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Car Lee felt that the men deserved to die for torturing his little girl. Can you see her I want you to picture this little girl. Jake is a young, bright lawyer that understands why Carl Lee committed the murders. Thorough out the trial Jake tries to get the jury to see it thorough Carl Lee"tms eyes. In the end, Carl Lee Hailey was found not guilty for two counts of murder. Jake helped the jury make their decision by describing the crime in detail and then adding a twist at the end that made them think.