While we might think of justice and judgment as absolutes, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle suggests that these concepts – especially "justice" – can mean different things to different people. Charlotte's father, for example, thinks justice is best served when members of the lower class absolutely respect those above them. In this sense, some people are perhaps more deserving of justice than others. Charlotte, however, as "the soul of justice" (12.109), will come to have a very different understanding of what it means to fair and balanced. Charlotte will learn that justice is best served when thought of not as a privilege but as a right for all people. Wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death, she experiences first-hand the consequences of a system that doesn't treat people equally.
Justice is impossible when the system that administers it is designed to privilege some people over others.
There will always be social inequalities; however, all people, regardless of race, class, or gender, stand equally before the law.