Go Set a Watchman Questions and Answers

Go Set a Watchman

The reader finds out at the beginning of Go Set a Watchman that Jem Finch "dropped dead in his tracks one day." This sudden revelation that a beloved character is dead has left many readers of the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 6:39 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

A theme is the author’s message. Go Get a Watchman is the story of a young woman who returns to the town where she grew up to find some of the myths of her childhood shattered. We build our...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2015 4:53 pm UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

Currently living in New York City, Jean takes the train down south to Maycomb to visit her family for a few weeks. A lot of things are different now that she's grown up: her aunt Alexandra now...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2016 9:59 pm UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

One thesis statement that can apply to Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird is that people must embrace taking action that might be uncomfortable in order to form their identity. Both works...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2015 6:03 pm UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

In Chapter Three of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, Jean Louise Finch reflects upon the occurrences following her brother's sudden death. When Jem is taken by the same heart ailment that had also...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2015 9:22 pm UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

Yes, unfortunately, Atticus does emerge as a racist in Go Set A Watchman, and much of the novel involves the adult Scout, now called Jean Louise, having to come to grips with this aspect of her...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 1:24 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee actually wrote Go Set a Watchman before writing To Kill a Mockingbird, and the ideas in Watchman gave birth to Mockingbird. Though the story of Mockingbird focuses on Scout's and Jem's...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2015 2:52 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

We learn quite a bit about Jean Louise throughout the novel, not only from other characters who comment on her traits, but also from the narrator, and by examining her actions. In Ch. 1 we begin to...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 5:31 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

As she nears Montgomery, a nostalgic Jean-Louise wonders why she never found the countryside beautiful before now. Another memory stirs her, as well: that of fear that the train may derail and...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2015 10:07 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

As Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird progresses, protagonist Jean Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout, matures into a very understanding person who rejects prejudiced and racist views. Due to her...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2015 4:11 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman is worthy of being studied if one wants to gain a more well-rounded understanding of the dynamics within the fictional Maycomb community and the real life South of the 1950s. We...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2015 4:28 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

This occurs on p.201 in the middle of a long, and fairly convoluted conversation between Uncle Jack and Jean Louise. When she says "disappear into the mist" she means that he is choosing to be...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 5:12 am UTC

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Go Set a Watchman

In Chapter 7 of Go Set a Watchman, Jean Louise's uncle, Dr. Finch, asks the music director at the Methodist church why the way in which the Doxology is sung has been sped up. The music director,...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 3:36 pm UTC

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