"Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee: A Study Guide provides support for an informed and reflective reading of this excellent novel. The guide runs to 18,000 words and is the result of multiple readings of the text and extensive research. Both teachers and students will find it provocative and stimulating.
1. Teacher's Introduction;
2. List of characters with detailed notes;
3. Detailed analysis of publication history, setting, narrative voice, themes, etc.;
4. Each chapter typically has a commentary/introduction, helpful background notes on references in the text, and one or more questions (43 in all) which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the ideas, background, themes, and characters of the novel. The questions are excellent for group discussion in class, but can also be used for self-study, homework, formal presentations, written answers, etc. No answers are provided: the students WILL find their answers in the text;
5. Suggestions on how to use the questions to promote discussions and presentation in class;
6. Lengthy analysis of the relationship between this novel and "Mockingbird" with particular emphasis on the issue of Atticus' views on race;
7. Discussion materials and ideas on the controversial nature of the text;
8. Two graphic organizers (plot and main characters) for students to make notes;
9. Full bibliography.