Discuss some similarities and differences between the book and movie of To Kill a Mockingbird. Why do you think they made some of the changes? What was similar to or different from how you imagined it?
The mockingbird is a powerful symbol in the novel, obviously. Who are some "mockingbirds" who do no harm (and maybe even do good), yet are "killed" in some way? Use examples from the text to justify your opinion.
Can you ever truly understand the world from another’s perspective? Why or why not?
Discuss a time you overheard part of a conversation, or walked in partway through, and assumed it was about something completely different (or a time someone else overheard you say something and thought is was about something different). How did you/they find out the truth? What haddpened as a result of the misunderstanding?
Discuss a time when you’ve used deception to get something you wanted or when someone has done it to you.
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?
Discuss a time you experienced jealousy. How did it make you feel? How did you respond?
Daily Literary Quote
“Rest and be thankful.”
- William Wordsworth
What are some things in your life for which you are grateful? Why?
Would you want to have a reality show based off of your life? Why or why not?