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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Questions for Study and Discussion

Harper Lee's Famous Novel

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

HarperCollins

To Kill a Mockingbird is the only known novel by Harper Lee. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

  • What is important about the title?
     
  • Why did Harper Lee stop writing after To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • What are the conflicts in To Kill a Mockingbird? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional)?
     
  • How does Harper Lee reveal character in To Kill a Mockingbird?
     
  • What are some themes and symbols in the novel? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
     
  • Is Scout consistent in her actions? Is she a fully developed character? How? Why?
     
  • Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters persons you would want to meet?
     
  • Does the novel end the way you expected? How? Why?
     
  • What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?
     
  • Why is the novel often considered controversial? Would you ban (or censor) this book?
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  • How is racial prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination exemplified in the novel? What was Harper Lee's experience?
     
  • How essential is the setting to the novel? Could the novel have taken place anywhere else?
     
  • Would you recommend this novel to a friend?
     
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