Go Set a Watchman Questions and Answers
by Harper Lee

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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 lives with Jean's dad Atticus; Atticus has arthritis now and has trouble using his hands; and sadly, her brother Jem has died some time ago. Jean also has a boyfriend now who lives in Maycomb, but she doesn't seem serious enough about him to marry him. The conflict begins when Jean finds a racist pamphlet that belongs to Atticus, and she gets furious at him for being part of a backwards-thinking, racist movement. Her boyfriend is in on it, too--the two men are part of a group that meets in the courthouse to talk about how to keep black people from earning equal treatment in society. Jean is disgusted by all of this and talks to a few others about this problem (including Calpurnia and her wise uncle), eventually deciding to forgive Atticus and accept that he's just a human capable of making mistakes.

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