To begin with, Sorkin wanted a new protagonist. He said that, in the novel, Scout is the central character, the person whose point of view tells the story and whose perspective changes through the book. But for his stage adaptation, he wanted to make it clear that Atticus Finch plays that role.
In what way did Boo's past history of violence foreshadow his method of protecting Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell?
Does this repetition of aggression make him more or less of a sympathetic character? In Scout's account of her childhood, her father Atticus reigns supreme.
How would you characterize his abilities as a single parent? How would you describe his treatment of Calpurnia and Tom Robinson vis a vis his treatment of his white neighbors and colleagues? How would you typify his views on race and class in the larger context of his community and his peers?
The title of Lee's book is alluded to when Atticus gives his children air rifles and tells them that they can shoot all the bluejays they want, but "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Scout ages two years-from six to eight-over the course of Lee's novel, which is narrated from her perspective as an adult.
Did you find the account her narrator provides believable? Were there incidents or observations in the book that seemed unusually "knowing" for such a young child?
What event or episode in Scout's story do you feel truly captures her personality? To Kill a Mockingbird has been challenged repeatedly by the political left and right, who have sought to remove it from libraries for its portrayal of conflict between children and adults; ungrammatical speech; references to sex, the supernatural, and witchcraft; and unfavorable presentation of blacks.
Which elements of the book-if any-do you think touch on controversial issues in our contemporary culture? Did you find any of those elements especially troubling, persuasive, or insightful? Jem describes to Scout the four "folks" or classes of people in Maycomb County: What significance, if any, do you think these characterizations have for people living in other parts of the world?
One of the chief criticisms of To Kill a Mockingbird is that the two central storylines -- Scout, Jem, and Dill's fascination with Boo Radley and the trial between Mayella Ewell and Tom Robinson -- are not sufficiently connected in the novel.
Do you think that Lee is successful in incorporating these different stories? Were you surprised at the way in which these story lines were resolved?
Why or why not? By the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, the book's first sentence: What did you think of the events that followed the Halloween pageant? Did you think that Bob Ewell was capable of injuring Scout or Jem? How did you feel about Boo Radley's last-minute intervention?
What elements of this book did you find especially memorable, humorous, or inspiring? Are there individual characters whose beliefs, acts, or motives especially impressed or surprised you? Did any events in this book cause you to reconsider your childhood memories or experiences in a new light?
Suggested by Members What does the mocking bird represent? Discuss the major themes within the book. Discuss who is the mockingbird.
Discuss the loss of innocence. What events relate to the mocking bird?Feb 04, · The new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” focuses on the character of Scout as an adult, and was written in the s. It will be published in July. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a exceeding representation of the many ways in which people can be intolerant.
and how misplaced intolerance can be. The fresh represents the fact that inkinesss and Whites will ne’er genuinely understand one another.
but they are genuinely equal in . To Kill a Mockingbird is book written by Harper Lee. It published in and receive immense attention from public that it become a classic of modern American literature.
The novel become so popular and receive acknowledgement by winning Pulitzer Prize in Watch video · Headed by Lee’s lawyer, Tonja B. Carter, the estate complains that Rudin and Sorkin have significantly altered the main characters — the ever-righteous lawyer Atticus Finch and his two inquisitive kids, Jem and Scout.
May 11, · A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the s.
Introduction: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is another book that I should have read by now. First published in , it is one of the most challenged books ever published. Set in the early to mids, the book is narrated by Jean Louise Finch (Scout), one of the central characters.