JUSTICE What is it?
Warm-Up • In your writer’s notebook, write a ½ page entry about what the word “justice” means to you. You can use examples from real life, books, TV, movies, or even songs.
Definition of Justice • jus·ticeFunction: noun1: just conduct, management, or treatment <do justice to a book>2 a: JUDGE b: the administration of law <received justice in court>3 a: the quality of being fair or just b: basis in morality, the right, or the law • What does “just” mean? Merriamwebster.com
Just • Main Entry: 1justFunction: adjective--related to JUDGE, JURY, PREJUDICE1 a: WELL-FOUNDED, REASONABLE <a just comment> b: being in agreement with a standard of correctness : PROPER <a just price>2 a: morally right or good : RIGHTEOUS <a just cause for war> b: being deserved <just punishment>3: legally right <a just title>
Poetic Justice • : an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate • Ex.: After the way he treated his staff, it was poetic justice that he lost his job. Merriamwebster.com
More Examples • The Wile E. Coyote and Road Runnercartoons feature repeated instances of poetic justice, as Wile E. Coyote always sets traps for Road Runner, only to end up in the traps themselves. • Disney films, most specifically animated films, often use poetic justice as an ending device (examples include The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Great Mouse Detective, among many others), with the hero being rewarded, and the villain being punished in ironic and, occasionally, fatal ways. • In Marvel's The Avengers, the Hulk smashing Loki falls under poetic justice, as throughout the movie he continuously refers to him as a "mindless beast" and a "dull creature" while simultaneously believing in his own divinity. Wikipedia.com
Quotes about Justice • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.~Martin Luther King, Jr. • Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. ~Eleanor Roosevelt • It’s every man’s business to see justice done.~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes • Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. ~Mencken, H. L. on justice Choose one of the quotes above and write a page entry reflecting on it.
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