The atrocities in the movie, A Time to Kill is a very similar to Lorde’s poem, Power. A Time to Kill takes place in Canton, Mississippi and is a story of an African American father, Carl Lee who struggles to find justice for himself and his daughter. His 10-year-old daughter, Tonya was raped and tortured by “four white boys in the city of Delta.” Carl seeks the help of a young white attorney Jake Brigance to ensure the rapists pay the consequences for their crimes. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The look on Jake’s face after leaving the courtroom said it all. One look at Jake and Carl said, “They got off, didn’t they?” Jake proceeds to nod his head. Carl felt defeated but was bound and determined to make the rapists pay for what they did to his daughter. Like the black woman in Lorde’s poem who felt as though she was “raked over the coals” Carl felt alone and defenseless. The resentment the woman had pales in comparison to the hatred Carl felt when he learned the rapists would be set free. Instead Carl took the law into his own hands and shoots the rapists inside the courthouse on the day of their arraignments. After this incident Carl soon finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Jake agreed to represent Carl in the murder case but it was not without a price. The price wasn’t monetary. By taking on Carl’s case he placed himself in danger as he endured torment from one of the murdered rapist’s brother who happened to be a member of the K.K.K. The brother planted burning crosses on Jake’s lawn, a bomb was planted in his home, and at one point he found himself at the wrong end of a gun. Tension around the case grew as the K.K.K. started a riot outside the courthouse. At this point, how is one man’s quest for his young defenseless daughter’s justice overshadowed by the rape and torture by white men. If the judicial system didn’t see fit to make the white rapists pay for their crimes how they can stand by and let a man of color pay the price for defending his daughter’s honor. How can members of an organized group such as the K.K.K. continue tormenting colored people for seeking their own justice. I don’t believe Carl would have gone through such extremes if the judicial system didn’t fail his daughter. The value of one’s life isn’t contingent upon the color of their skin.