Injustice Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Injustice

  1. American concentration camps 110,000 Japanese-Americans incarcerated during WWII. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 487]
  2. Bassianus murdered after being falsely accused. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
  3. Bean, Judge Roy (1825–1904) his brand of justice was the only “law west of the Pecos.” [Am. Hist.: WB, 2, 137]
  4. Ben Hur wrongly accused of attempted murder. [Am. Lit.: Ben Hur, Hart, 72]
  5. Bleak House a fortune is dissipated by the long legal battle of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, and the heir dies in misery. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Bleak House]
  6. Bligh, William (1754–1817) naval officer accused of practising unfair and illegal cruelties. [Br. Hist.: EB, II: 82; Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
  7. Bok, Yakov Jew falsely accused of ritual murder in Russia. [Am. Lit.: The Fixer]
  8. Budd, Billy courtmartialed and unjustly hanged as mutineer and murderer. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
  9. Child of the Cord defendants brought before the Vehmgerichte. [Ger. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 166]
  10. Dred Scott decision majority ruling by Supreme Court that a slave is property and not a U.S. citizen (1857). [Am. Hist.: Payton, 203]
  11. Dreyfus, Capt. Albert (1859–1935) imprisoned on Devil’s Island on falsified espionage charges. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 60]
  12. Eurydice Orpheus’s wife; taken to underworld before her time. [Gk. Myth.: Magill I, 700–701]
  13. Falder, Justice law clerk commits forgery for an unselfish purpose, is imprisoned, barred from work, eventually commits suicide. [Br. Lit.: Galsworthy Justice; Magill I, 466]
  14. Furry Lawcats name given to a rapacious breed in Rabelais’s violent satire on the venality of the courts. [Fr. Lit.: Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel]
  15. Hippolytus falsely accused by stepmother of rape after he rejected her advances. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Metamorphoses]
  16. hops symbol of injustice. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 330]
  17. Jedburgh Justice Scottish version of lynch law. [Scot. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 468]
  18. Jim Crow laws among other rulings, prevented interstate travel by Negroes. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 485]
  19. Joseph K. though innocent of any crime, he is arrested, condemned, and executed. [Ger. Lit.: Kafka The Trial in Benét, 1023]
  20. kangaroo court moblike tribunal, usually disregarding principles of justice. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  21. Lydford law “hang first; try later.” [Br. Hist.: Espy, 160]
  22. Lynch, Judge (1736–1796) personification of mob law, summary execution. [Am. Hist.: Leach, 561]
  23. Martius and Quintus falsely accused of Bassianus’ murder. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
  24. Mohicans Indian tribe driven off homeland. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 515]
  25. Ox-Bow Incident, The in revenge for having supposedly rustled cattle and killed a man, three suspects are lynched. [Am. Lit.: The Ox-Bow Incident]
  26. Queen of Hearts “first the sentence, and then the evidence!” [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
  27. Rubashov, Nicholas punished for crimes he never committed. [Br. Lit.: Darkness at Noon]
  28. Sacco and Vanzetti accused and executed for murder (1927); their guilt has been largely disputed. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 59–61]
  29. Stamp Act unfair revenue law imposed upon American colonies by Britain (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
  30. Valjean, Jean imprisoned nineteen years for stealing loaf of bread. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
  31. Vehmgerichte medieval Westphalian tribunals; judges abused juridical powers. [Ger. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1124]