Justice according to Goodwin would be taking in the principle of morality and truth and practice it within the community.”The cause if justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should be penetrated with universal good-will.” (789). When thinking about justice I think about receiving what is fair with the appropriate evidence. In the case of Justine in Frankenstein justice was not served. While reading Frankenstein I spent a majority of my time wondering who the next victim was gonna be. William was the first, and consequently Justine was the second. Justine holding onto her innocence defending herself was wrongfully accused of murdering William. Justine’s death represents injustice.” I commit my cause to the justice of my judges, yet I see no room for hope… I must be condemned, although I would pledge my salvation on my innocence.” (80).  Justice should stem from evidence and truth not from what the majority thinks or believes from lack of evidence. Justine had many people who knew for many years, knew her character yet denied to defend her in the court of law due to “fear, and hatred of the crime.” Justine unfortunately saw no more hope in fighting for herself, she thought ultimately that the only way to save herself was to convince herself that their “truth” was the only truth. ” In this we should give way to no discouragement.” (790). Justine was  discouraged to continue fighting for herself which goes against Goodwin’s words. “Truth is the most powerful of all causes.” (791). The truth was heavily ignored in the case of Justine. There are always more than one side to a story, Justine’s side was no heard.

-Dariana Lara