the novel that I am reviewing is entitled A Time to Kill by John Grisham. This is a very special controversial story that takes place in a southern state where racism and the Ku Klux Klan are very big factors in the lives of manu inhabiting in the small southern town. It tells the story of two white males who commit a sadistic crime by beating and raping a young black girl and leaving her on the side of the road to die. After this hideous crime was brought to the attention of her father, Carl Lee Hailey, he decides to take justice into his own hands and take the lives of two men whom viciously raped young girl. The killing took place in the courthouse and charges of first degree murder were brought against Carl Lee. No one was willing to take the case except for a valorous man by the name of Hake Brag ance decided to take the case.
This is when the theme of the story starts to unfold. Throughout the trial racism, prejudice, and much hate crimes against the black people in the community and were inflicted upon the young lawyer and his family throughout the duration of the trial. Many people protested and stood for what they believed in. These groups included the hateful Ku Klux Klan and the people who were rooting for Carl Lee and his family. The white-black subject was always a pending issue throughout the novel and though Grisham's writing, he very cogent in how racism is still a huge issue in the United States and how it is one of the biggest stains on the American fabric throughout history.