Monday, May 16, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird: Building Background

Complete the following tasks/answer the following questions. Use your critical thinking skills to determine the best routes and resources.The traditional forms of web perusal may not work here.

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."


4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.


6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?


7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.


10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.

12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

CHELSEA WILLCOTT

1.Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
The “it” that Truman Capote is referring to is that Boo Radley really lived up the street from them when they were little kids.

2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.
“ I think it’s one of the best translations of a book to film ever made”

3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
..” pold along with books.”

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.
She attends the essay competition at the University of Alabama.

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
They both take place in Alabama and they both have black men raping white women with white men defending them.
7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...
“Hell no”

8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?

Adrian Ferris, and Ms. Ragan Stevens.

9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.
The both lived in Alabama. They both heard many crazy rumors, Harpers moms middle name was Finch and that was there last name, The both had childhood friends(Truman and Dill) and they both had a weird neighbor

10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

She is based on Idabel Thompkins novel in Other Voices, Other Rooms.

11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.
a)Most of the time black people preferred the white dolls instead because they have positive characteristics
b) because it was written in 1981

12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.
1. The 4th picture is very discussible. Its showing how the black people were treated back then, and how white children were disrespectful to the blacks.
2 .Image 9 is very significant, because it shows that just for being black, and how he wanted to stop segregation he was put in jail.

bobby said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
. Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true. But you see, I take the same thing and transfer it into some Gothic dream, done in an entirely different way."[8]


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.
I put everything I had into it – all my feelings and everything I'd learned in 46 years of living, about family life and fathers and children. And my feelings about racial justice and inequality and opportunity."[15] Lee loved his portrayal of Finch and said of it: "In that film, the man and the part met." [16]


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..." I still plod along with books. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it



4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each



5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest. She went to World Refugee Day in Washington, D.C.,



6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?



7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say... she would say “hell no”


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?



9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.

10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.


12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.

Anonymous said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
The Civil Rights movement.

2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.
“I felt the very same way. As a matter of fact, I have nothing but gratitude for the people who made the film.” (referring to an unusual way of integrity)

3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
plod along with books.

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.
the Oscars.

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
Nine black men were accused of raping two white women, which relates to the book in which One black man was accused of raping one white woman.

7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...
“hell no”

8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who portrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.


10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?
2. Idabel from other voices

11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.


12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.


-Jordan Wollenhaupt

Kenny said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?

The events in the book.



2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.




3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."

plod along with books

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.

St. Mark Stephanie Meyer
The gospel of mark Twilight series


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.



6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?

They are similar in many ways.


7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...

Hell no


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?

Adrian feris

9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.



10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

Idabel form Other voices


11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.


12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.

Anonymous said...

1.I believe that the “it” he was referring to is the book To kill a Mocking bird. He is referring to the fact that everything in the book that Harper Lee wrote is in fact true.

2.

3.“Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.”

4.

5.On January 30, 2006 Lee attended an award ceremony for an essay contest on the subject of “To kill a Mocking Bird”.

6.The Scottsboro trial and the trial of Tom Robinson from “To kill a mocking bird” are fairly relevant. The Scottsboro trial was a case of 9 African american boys rapping two girls in Alabama and there struggle for justice. This case is similar to the case of Tom Robinson, in the way that both are African American men who are accused of raping white females, but they are also in the same time of segregation.

7.“such a letter would simply say: 'Hell, no.”

Nicole MacDonald

Anonymous said...

micayla valeri


1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
It connects to Truman’s book too. It is about a guy who use to live up the street from them.



2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.
“ I thing it is one of the best translation of a book to film ever made”


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
“ I still plod around with books”

ohhibrittanyx3 said...

1. The “it” is Boo Radley.

2. "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".

3. “Plod along with books.”

4.

5. She attends the University of Alabama which holds a high-school essay contest, for essays written about Lee’s work.

6. They both take place in Alabama, and they both include the black males raping white women with white men defending them.

7. "Hell, no."

8. Adrianne Farris was the statewide essay winner. Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout in a school play.

9. Lee was a tomboy, like Scout. Also, Dill is based on Truman Capote. There was a strange man on her street, who was named Boo Radley in the novel. Also, she had an older brother like Jem. Additionally Harper Lee’s father and Scout’s father both served in the Alabama legislature.

10. In Other Voices, Other Rooms, Idabel Thompkins was based on Harper Lee.

11. The results of the “doll tests” show that when children in that era were given a black doll and a white girl, almost everyone including black girls preferred the white dolls. Truman’s Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America’s history because it was written in 1981 and racial segregation has been taking place since the early 1900’s.

12. Picture 4 : It shows a white girl yelling at a black student, and the black student walking away with her head down. It shows the segregation taking place, and how emotional the white people can be over black people being there.
Picture 12: The black man holding up a newspaper signifies the fact that the end of segregation can’t wait any longer. It shows that all the blacks have the same view on it, and even some whites.

Anonymous said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
The it mentioned by capote was boo radly, he was real and live up the street from them.

2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.
“I think it was the best translation of a book to a film ever made.”

3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
“plod along with books.”

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.

5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.
An awards ceremony for an essay contest on the subject of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
The Scottsboro trials will sharpen the reader's understanding of To Kill a Mockingbird. Both the historical trial and the fictional one reflect the prevailing attitudes of the time, and the novel explores the social and legal problems that arise because of those attitudes

7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...
“Hell, no.”

8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.
Story Harper is telling the story in scout’s position. Lee is actually
telling the story that she lived as a child. Her real life had various similarities
to Scouts life. As Harper lee was growing up she lived in a sleepy
town named Monroeville, Alabama. In this town she grew up hearing crazy stories and
rumors which the townspeople would make up. As a child she also heard
a lot of stories about ghosts, tall tales, and rumors. This reflects in her
story.


10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?
in other voices other rooms Idabel Tompkins was based on Harper lee

mhines4422 said...

1. By “it” she means the story of To Kill a Mockingbird, and all of the events that happen throughout the book.
2. Harper Lee was happy with the film, saying, "In that film the man and the part met... I've had many, many offers to turn it into musicals, into TV or stage plays, but I've always refused. That film was a work of art."
3. “plod along with books”
5. She went to an awards ceremony for an essay contest
6. There are many relations between the Scottsboro trials and Tom Robinson’s case in the book, both involving a rape situation.
7. “hell no.”
8.
9. Maycomb, the setting of the book, is a lot like the town she grew up in, Monroeville.
Lee’s father, a state legislator, is likely the model for Atticus Finch.


Matt Hines

Anonymous said...

Connor Russell
5/19/2011
Period A
Mr. Kefor Blog Q's



1)The “It” is referring to how she based the book on her life.
2)Lee likes the film and she says that it is "a new era of responsibility in Hollywood." This shows she is happy about how her book was portrayed as a movie.
3)“...plod along with books.”
4)Truman Capote- Other Voices, Other Rooms



5)She attends the essay competition at the University of Alabama.
6)The black man that Atticus is representing in court is accused of raping a white girl.
7)she said “hell no.”
8)Adrian Ferace, Regan Stevens
9)She grew up in the 1930's, Father worked in Alabama's legislature, same age when the trails took place, liked to read, tomboyish, had an older brother.
10) Capote base the character Idabel from Other voices, Other rooms on Lee.
11)

Anonymous said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
The it mentioned by capote was boo radly, he was real and live up the street from them.

2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.
“I think it was the best translation of a book to a film ever made.”

3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
“plod along with books.”

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.

5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.
An awards ceremony for an essay contest on the subject of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
The Scottsboro trials will sharpen the reader's understanding of To Kill a Mockingbird. Both the historical trial and the fictional one reflect the prevailing attitudes of the time, and the novel explores the social and legal problems that arise because of those attitudes

7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...
“Hell, no.”

8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.
Story Harper is telling the story in scout’s position. Lee is actually
telling the story that she lived as a child. Her real life had various similarities
to Scouts life. As Harper lee was growing up she lived in a sleepy
town named Monroeville, Alabama. In this town she grew up hearing crazy stories and
rumors which the townspeople would make up. As a child she also heard
a lot of stories about ghosts, tall tales, and rumors. This reflects in her
story.


10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?
in other voices other rooms Idabel Tompkins was based on Harper lee

ahrayah saintius

Isabella Varela said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?

Scout's friend Dill was inspired by Lee's childhood friend and neighbor, Truman Capote, while Lee is the model for a character in Capote's first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms. Harper Lee has downplayed autobiographical parallels. Yet Truman Capote, mentioning the character Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird, described details he considered biographical: "In my original version of Other Voices, Other Rooms I had that same man living in the house that used to leave things in the trees, and then I took that out. He was a real man, and he lived just down the road from us. We used to go and get those things out of the trees. Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true. But you see, I take the same thing and transfer it into some Gothic dream, done in an entirely different way."

2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.

Harper Lee generally liked the film adaptation. Lee says "If the integrity of a film adaptation is measured by the degree to which the novelist's intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic."

3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."

"Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.”

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.

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5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.

She has been tempted out of her shell by the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, which each year holds a high-school essay-writing contest for a piece based on Lee's masterwork. For five years, it has been revealed, Lee has quietly attended the awards ceremony for the contest, mingling with students and staff and talking with their families. She has posed for pictures and signed autographs at the annual lunch for the winners held in the president's mansion on the campus.

Anonymous said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?

The “it” that Truman Capote is referring to is that a “Boo Radley” lived up the street from both Harper Lee and Truman Capote.

2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.

“I think it’s one of the best translations of a book to film ever made.”

3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."

“Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.”

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.

Its an essay contest on How To Kill A Mocking Bird

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?

They both take place in Alabama and they both have black men raping white women with white men defending them.

7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...



8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?

The state wide essay winner was Adrian Ferris. Ms. Ragan Stevens played Scout in the play and also developed a repoire with Harper Lee.


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.

They both lived in Alabama.
They both heard crazy rumors.
Harpers mothers middle name is finch. (last name of characters)
Both had childhood friends (Truman capote-Dill)
Both had a crazy neighbor.

10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

He returned the favor by basing her off of Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms

11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.
A) The results of doll tests were that the black children would prefer the white doll which had the better characteristics. The race in the mid 20th century was mostly black.
B)

12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.

-Ashley Cibotti

Anonymous said...

1.Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
The “it” in this quote is Boo Radley.


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
“plod along with books."


4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.
“Cold blood” by Truman Capote, “The Gospel According to Mark”, and “Twilight Saga:New Moon.” by Stephanie Meyer

5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.
She went to an essay contest in the University of Alabama.


6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
They both take place in Alabama and they both have black men raping white woman.


7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...
“Hell no”

8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?Adrian Ferris was the statewide essay winner. Ms.Ragan Stevens potrayed Scout in a school play.


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.
They both lived in Alabama, they both have many crazy rumors being spread, Harper Lee's mother's middle name was Finch and that is Scouts last name, They both had childhood friends(Truman and Dill), and lastly they both had a weird neighbor.

10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?
Idaeel Thompkins in “Other Voices, Other Rooms”

11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.
A) The result of the “doll tests” made separation of schools over race is unfair. It also told us the white race was more popular then. B) It was written in 1991.

12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste. Picture four expresses the hatred toward blacks and white when you look at how angry the white girl is behind the black girl even though she is just walking past them. It also shows the popularity of white race over black race. In picture five it shows an equal amount of both white and blacks, and are working together now.

-Taylor Silver

Anonymous said...

Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
To kill a mocking bird.


. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer
She thought, “it was a fine film.”

Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."
“I still plod along with books.”

Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each


Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.
An essay question on to kill a mockingbird.

How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
The story is about a black man raping a white woman, an the Scottsboro Trials are about 2 white woman who accused 9 black men of raping them.
Nick Clegg

Anonymous said...

1) Capote mentions the character Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird, described details he considered biographical: "In my original version of Other Voices, Other Rooms I had that same man living in the house that used to leave things in the trees, and then I took that out. He was a real man, and he lived just down the road from us. We used to go and get those things out of the trees. Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true. But you see, I take the same thing and transfer it into some Gothic dream, done in an entirely different way."[8]

2)“I put everything I had into it – all my feelings and everything I'd learned in 46 years of living, about family life and fathers and children. And my feelings about racial justice and inequality and opportunity."[15] Lee loved his portrayal of Finch and said of it: "In that film, the man and the part met." [16]

3) "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."

4)Stage and screen, breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood.

Alexa said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
I think “it” is Boo Radely. A town some where is likely to have a Boo Radely.


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."


4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
The Scotsboro Trials are relevant to the novel because, Harper Lee’s book to Kill a Mocking Bird also talks about the event of a local black man being accused raping a young white girl and are now going to trial.

7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?

9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.

“Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

Truman Capote based his character Idabel from his book “Other voices”, on his life long friend,Haper Lee.


11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.


12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.

ohhibrittanyx3 said...

1. The “it” is Boo Radley.

2. "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".

3. “Plod along with books.”

5. She attends the University of Alabama which holds a high-school essay contest, for essays written about Lee’s work.

6. They both take place in Alabama, and they both include the black males raping white women with white men defending them.

7. "hell, no"

8. Adrianne Farris was the statewide essay winner. Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout in a school play.

9. Lee was a tomboy, like Scout. Also, Dill is based on Truman Capote. There was a strange man on her street, who was named Boo Radley in the novel. Also, she had an older brother like Jem. Additionally Harper Lee’s father and Scout’s father both served in the Alabama legislature.

10. In Other Voices, Other Rooms, Idabel Thompkins was based on Harper Lee.

11. The results of the “doll tests” show that when children in that era were given a black doll and a white girl, almost everyone including black girls preferred the white dolls. Truman’s Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America’s history because it was written in 1981 and racial segregation has been taking place since the early 1900’s.

12. Picture 4 : It shows a white girl yelling at a black student, and the black student walking away with her head down. It shows the segregation taking place, and how emotional the white people can be over black people being there.
Picture 12: The black man holding up a newspaper signifies the fact that the end of segregation can’t wait any longer. It shows that all the blacks have the same view on it, and even some whites.

Anonymous said...

1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
I think “it” is Boo Radely. A town some where is likely to have a Boo Radely.


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."


4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.

6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?
The Scotsboro Trials are relevant to the novel because, Harper Lee’s book to Kill a Mocking Bird also talks about the event of a local black man being accused raping a young white girl and are now going to trial.

7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?

9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.

“Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

Truman Capote based his character Idabel from his book “Other voices”, on his life long friend,Haper Lee.


11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.


12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.

Christine T said...

1. “it” that Truman Capote is talking about is the book To Kill A Mockingbird.

3.I still plod along with books

5.There was an essay contest about her book To Kill A Mockingbird. Students had to write about an important aspect from the book. The contest was held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Lee was living in Monroeville, Alabama.

6.9 teenage black boys were accused of raping 2 white girls in Alabama on the Southern Freight railroad run on March 25, 1931. This has to do with the book because Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white girl.

8.The statewide essay winner was Adrian Ferris. Ragan Stevens played Scout.

9.“So I arrived in the first grade, literate, with a curious cultural assimilation of American history, romance, the Rover Boys, Rapunzel, and The Mobile Press.” “As we grew older, we began to realize what our books were worth: Anne of Green Gables was worth two Bobbsey Twins; two Rover Boys were an even swap for two Tom Swifts.”

10.Idabel from Other Voices, Other Rooms on Harper Lee.

11.Children were given a black doll and a white doll and asked which one they preferred. Most black children preferred the white doll. In the mid 20th century people would thought that white people where normal and the black people were the odd ones.

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