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    Some good justice related texts?

    For our Year 11 English Advanced class, we are doing a unit on Justice. We watched the movie The Constant Gardener and have an essay coming up soon, and we have to find a supporting text. I'm not sure about any good justice texts, and our teacher said we couldn't use To Kill a Mockingbird. I was thinking about Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, is that a good choice?

    Has anybody else's school done this movie and have any good tips for the essay or have any information related to it?

    Anything would be appreciated...I'm really stuck :/

    Thank you

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    Re: Some good justice related texts?

    The Oresteia, particularly The Eumenides.

    I also think you should check out books from the crime fiction genre which always inevitably encounters issues of justice/injustice.
    I’m not your mother, or your father,
    or your jailer, or your torturer,
    or your biggest fan in the whole wide world
    even if sometimes I am all of these things.
    I know you can do these things I make you do.
    That’s why I make you do them.
    Taylor Mali, Miracle Workers.

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    Re: Some good justice related texts?

    Most schools require your related text to be a different text type to your main text-therefore unless okayed by your teacher, you should not do 2 feature films. Four Corners did a story a few months ago on the ex policeman Mark Standen who turned out to be corrupt, it's called Standen: The Inside Man and can be viewed on ABC iview at this address. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stori...15/3291474.htm
    It's a documentary and offers some interesting insights on Justice as well as lots of techniques. You need to have a thesis about 'Justice' that your study of these texts has developed as part of your essay.

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