How does the children's view of Calpurnia change after their visit to First Purchase? When speaking or writing, why is it important to change your voice to suit your audience? Explain.
In chapters 2 and 3, Scout begins her public school career. What were your "first days" of school like? Think about your earliest school experiences and how they compare to Scout's.
In Chapter 1, Scout, Jem, and Dill are fascinated by the Radley house. When you were a child, was there a neighbor, family member, or place that scared you? Describe that person/place as you remember them and think about how your experience parallels the children in the novel.
Can you ever truly understand the world from another’s perspective? Why or why not?
What comes to mind when you hear the word “prejudice”? What are some different types of prejudice that exist in the world today?
Discuss a movie or TV show you think is well-written. What do you think makes it so good?
Othello is Iago’s frenemy (an enemy with whom one is friendly). Discuss other frenemies in literature, movies, television shows, or your own life. What makes these sorts of villains intriguing? Why?
aily Literary Quote
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Explain the above quote. Why are "sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" so dangerous? If Dr. King were alive today, what do you think he would say about the state of racism and human rights in the United States?