by J.M. Coetzee
Disgrace Justice and Judgment Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"No, no, he is not eighteen."
"How do you know? He looks eighteen to me, he looks more than eighteen."
"I know, I know! He is just a youth, he cannot go to jail, that is the law, you cannot put a youth in jail, you must let him go!"
For Petrus that seems to clinch the argument. (16.17-20)
For Petrus, judgment is out of the question, because the law says that Pollux is too young to be tried. For David, this means that there is no justice, because a terrible crime will go unpunished and unrecognized.