A textual ananlysis of cohesion and language use in legal documents (in nigeria ) by abigail andrew ambi (nasarawa state university, keffi, nigeria) abstract the emphasis of this paper is mainly on textual analysis of cohesion and language use in legal documents.
A representation of a truth is manifest in ‘the justice game’ by geoffrey robertson and in ‘to kill a mockingbird’ by harper lee as both texts seek to explore the concept of racial inequality in relation to justice and the law. The justice game analysis by justin sultana robertson uses tone to depict the authors of the magazine as david against goliath reiterating there oppression by the legal system one may be tempted to feel that the prosecution is like some nervous public official who, when a child puts out a tongue at him in the street, calls out the army. The justice game is an account of some of the most significant cases in which geoffrey robertson has participated, told with his well-known wit and intelligence rather than the fusty language we usually associate with the law. Through the justice game, robertson presents his perspective of the british legal system, which he believes to be archaic and unjust, with too much potential for the transgression of human rights, through an evidently biased, subjective view, using the techniques of selection and omission to highlight various arguments to persuade readers. The justice game overview the justice game published in 1998 was not written to portray geoffrey robertson as a good samaritan or expose the truth, instead to create awareness regarding the need for a bill of rights.
Ith geoffrey robertson’s ‘the justice game’ now slipping off the prescribed-text hsc radar, it is an apt time to consider insider’s critique of the legal system written with the ‘the justice game’ as a related text for module c: representing people and politics.
Robertson has provided an invaluable account of his legal career in defence of civil liberties, and delivers a fascinating and thought-provoking analysis of the duty of the courts to defend the rights of the common man against the power of the state.
Geoffrey robertson in the justice game crafts many textual elements in his book about the legal system, the cases and about himself other composers also set their own agenda, and these biases cannot be overlooked for example, in the trials of oz robertson exercises supreme authority to decide who is guilty or innocent. Robertson states 'this book is an attempt to explain why justice matters the minimum which the law must offer is the possibility of success to those up against it the justice game is relevant to this module as the cases demonstrate the differences between justice and the law whilst showing the conflicting perspective of individuals on the matter, this is seen in the following chapters.