Tuesday, February 25, 2014


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. Be advised- and be careful- you may encounter some webpages with spoilers.

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.

25 comments:

Justin Johnson said...

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1. Truman Capote refers to "it" as the character Boo Radley. Boo is based off an actual person Lee and Truman grew up with.

2. Harper Lee thought the film version of How to Kill a Mockingbird was impressive. She said,"I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made."

3."plod along with books."

4.

Joey Annand said...

1. The Radley’s in TKAM
2. Lee enjoyed the film adaptation; "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.”
4. Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs), Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina), and Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness) are all favorite authors of Lee. *Parenthesis following author’s name indicate a notable title written by the author
5. Students and scholars submit essays and the winner is awarded the Harper Lee Award
6. The Scottsboro trial is similar to the trial of an African-American character, tom Robinson, in To Kill a Mockingbird
7. “Hell, no”
8. Adrianne Farris won the essay contest; Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout Finch and develop a repoire with Lee
9. a. “Lee modeled the character of Dill on her childhood friend, Truman Capote.” b. “Lee’s father was a lawyer” like Scout’s father is c.“ As a child, Lee was a tomboy.” Scout is also a tomboy in TKAM d. “Nelle Harper Lee...was raised in Monroeville, Alabama.” Scout is raised in Alabama, which is also the setting of the novel.
10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms was a character based on Harper Lee
11. a. The “doll” test shows discrimination of black people had “detrimental effects” b. Truman’s actions are late in U.S history because black Americans were granted freedom in the late-1860s, and Truman’s desegregation acts did not occur until after WWII
12. In the first image, a black girl is enrolled in a school where she is the only black student. This displays the segregation of black and white people. In the second image, Rosa Parks has been photographed after her arrest for not sitting in the designated area for black people on a bus. The image shows how black people possessed little rights and were treated unfairly


Anonymous said...

1. The "it" Truman Capote refers to is the story of Boo Radley
2. Lee said, "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made"
3. "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. ?
5. At the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, there is a high school essay writing contest for a piece based in lee's writing and she attend the awards ceremony
6. The trial of Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird is similar to the Scottsboro trials, Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white girl and in the Scottsboro Trial, which happened when Lee was a child, nine African American men were accused of raping several white girls on a train
7. "Hell no."
8. The essay winner was Adrianne Farris from Thorsby High School, Ragan Stevens from Mountain Brook High School portrayed Scout in a play and developed a repoire with Lee
9. Scout's father is a lawyer and Lee's father is a lawyer. Scout's friend Dill is based on Lee's best friend Truman Capote. Lee's mother's maiden name was a Finch which is the last name of Scout's family in the book. Lee lived in Alabama which is the setting of the book. Lee went to public grammar school like Scout does in the book.
10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. A. Children were given a black doll and a white doll, most black children lied the white doll better.
B. Truman's Executive order is late because segregation started in the early 1900s, but it was not written until 1948, almost fifty years in between.
12. The second picture shows Rosa Parks being arrested after refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. She was arrested for breaking the segregation laws in Alabama
In the fourth picture a black girl, Elizabeth Eckford is trying to attend school but the white children do not accept her and jeer at her
Renee Sanford

Kathryn Ward said...

1. Boo Radley, Capote and Lee both new the man based on that character
2. Lee later praised Foote’s screenplay: “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. “…still plod along with books.”
4. Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. Harper Lee attended an awards ceremony for an essay contest on the subject of “To Kill a Mockingbird.
6. Harper lee wrote about the trial of a man named Tom Robinson, an African American, charged for raping a lower class white girl. In the Scottsboro trial nine black boys were charged with rape and assault of two white women similar to Tom Robinson’s trial. In both trials the accusations were false but at the time were believed at the trial.
7. “Hell, no.”
8. Adrianne Ferris had won the essay contest and Reagan Stevens performed as Scout in the play and developed a repoire with Harper Lee.
9. Both Harper Lee and Scott Finch had a childhood, “in 1930s - rural southern Alabama town”, a father who was an “attorney who served in state legislature in Alabama”, an, “Older brother and young neighbor”, an interest in reading, and were six years old the trials took place (Tom Robinson and Scottsboro).
10. Idabel, Other Voices, Other Rooms

11. a.) The results of doll tests were that black children preferred the white doll due to the fact that the white dolls had been made to appeal more to children then the black doll. It shows that children do not have a preference when it comes to race. They are subjected to racism by society not by their own opinion.
b.) Truman was late in his executive order since African Americans were given equality several years before Truman wrote his book.

12. Picture 11: In front of a crowd of all different races, Martin Luther King Jr. reads off his speech in order to address the wrongs in segregation. While he speaks in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington the crowd intently listens.
Picture 16: Even though people of color were allowed to vote, politics against equality made it difficult for uneducated people to vote which was most of the black community due to the previous racism. To fight back volunteers helped the people who could not understand the polls so they would not be cheated out of their rights.

Molly Daniels said...

1. The “it” referred to in the book is the character of Boo Radley.
2. Lee loved it, and even went so far as to praise that it was, “One of the best translations of a book to film ever made.”
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. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it.
4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. She attends the University of Alabama contest, a contest in which students base a paper off of her masterpiece.
6. The black man being defended by Atticus, Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white girl, and the Scottsboro Trials, which happened when Lee was younger, put nine African men on trial for raping white girls on a train.
7. “Hell no.”
8. The essay winner was Adrianne Farris. She Was from Thorsboro High School. Ragan Stevens from Mountain Brook High School portrayed Scout in a play and developed a repoir with Lee.
9. 1. Lee had a father who was an “attorney who served in state legislature in Alabama” 2. Both Lee and Scout grew up in Alabama, “Nelle Harper Lee...was raised in Monroeville, Alabama.” 3. Both Scout and Lee had a very sharp, intelligent friend (Dill and Capote), “The character of Dill is based off of childhood friend, Truman Capote.” 4. Lee was well known to be a tomboy growing up, and Scout is obviously a tomboy, “As a child, Lee was a tomboy.”
10. Idabel, Other Voices, Other Rooms
11.a)The result of the ‘doll test’ was that, when given a black doll and a white doll, black children tended to pick the white dolls because they attributed positive characteristics with white people. This tells us that white people were preached to be better than blacks and even children were brainwashed into thinking blacks were inferior.
b) Truman was late in the Civil Rights Era because he wrote his book several years after equality of race was granted and almost fifty years after segregation began.
12. In the second image, Rosa Parks is pictured after being arrested for not sitting in the seats designated for black people. This picture displays the complete lack of rights black people possessed and how little they got away with. In the eleventh image, in front of a crowd of many different colors, Martin Luther King Jr. speaks passionately about the wrongs of segregation. He spoke in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Patrick Robles said...

1. The "it" truman Capote refers to is the character Boo Radly, and it is actually based on someone Truman Capote and Harper Lee knew.

2. Harper Lee very much liked the film, even saying, " That film was a work of art."

3. ...Plod along with books.

4. ?

5. Harper Lee attends the award ceremony for a high school essay writing contest based on Lee's work.

6. Harper Lee writes about the trial Tom Robinson which parallels the Scottsboro trials. In both African Americans were falsely accused of raping white women, and in both cases the jury only consisted of white jurors.

7. " Hell, no"

8. The Statewide essay winner was adrianne Farris and Ragan Stevens potrayed scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee.

9. a. Harper Lee and the main character were tomboys. b. Like Lee, Scout was close to her brothers and loved to read. c. The character Dill was made from Lee's childhood friend Truman Capote. d. Just as Dill lives next door to scout during the summer, Capote lives next door to Lee with his aunts while his mother visited New York City. e. Lee also based the character of Jem of her brother.

10. Idabel Thomkins in Other Voices, Other Room was a character based on Harper Lee.

11. The "doll test" shows that even black people showed that they thought "white" was the superior race. b. Truman's executive order is egregiously late in the contex of American History because this was a time when it wasn't as frowned upon.

12. This is 6 year-old Ruby Bridges who had to be escorted in and out of school to protect her from people with the intent to injure her. This shows how "black" people were not even treated fairly in the school system until Ruby Bridges broke the barrier. This next picture shows Rosa Parks being fingerprinted at the police station after refusing to give up her seat for a "white" man. This shows how even the law wasn't on their side.

Justin Johnson said...

Continued....

4.Anna Karenina(Leo Tolstoy),Thomas Harris(Red Dragon), Joseph Conrad(Heart of Darkness).
5. At the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Harper Lee attends an award ceremony where students submit essays and the winner gets awarded the Harper Lee award.
6.The Scottsboro Trials are relevant to the trial of Tom Robinson who was a character in To Kill a Mockingbird.
7."Hell no."
8. The winner of the essay contest was Adrianne Farris, Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout and developed a repoire with Lee.
9. 1."Both Harper Lee and her main character were tomboys as children."
2. Dill was based off of Truman Capote, "The character of Dill was modeled on Lee’s childhood friend Truman Capote."
3.Both Scout and lee attended a grammar school, "Harper Lee attended the public grammar school."
4.In the book Scout's father was a lawyer along with Harper Lee's father, "Lee's father Amasa Coleman Lee was a southern lawyer."
5.The setting of the book is in Alabama which is where, "Lee was raised."
10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms.
11.A. Most black children liked the white doll better, showing the effects of racism it had on the younger generations. B. Truman's executive order came about 50 years after black people were being segregated.
12.In the first image U.S. marshals have to escort the first black child enrolled in a completely white school. This sparked controversy, however; it ended up ending segregation in schools. In the second image Rosa Parks is arrested for her non-compliance in giving her seat up for a white man and instead continued to sit in the seat, until she was arrested.

Patrick Robles said...

1. The "it" truman Capote refers to is the character Boo Radly, and it is actually based on someone Truman Capote and Harper Lee knew.

2. Harper Lee very much liked the film, even saying, " That film was a work of art."

3. ...Plod along with books.

4. ?

5. Harper Lee attends the award ceremony for a high school essay writing contest based on Lee's work.

6. Harper Lee writes about the trial Tom Robinson which parallels the Scottsboro trials. In both African Americans were falsely accused of raping white women, and in both cases the jury only consisted of white jurors.

7. " Hell, no"

8. The Statewide essay winner was adrianne Farris and Ragan Stevens potrayed scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee.

9. a. Harper Lee and the main character were tomboys. b. Like Lee, Scout was close to her brothers and loved to read. c. The character Dill was made from Lee's childhood friend Truman Capote. d. Just as Dill lives next door to scout during the summer, Capote lives next door to Lee with his aunts while his mother visited New York City. e. Lee also based the character of Jem of her brother.

10. Idabel Thomkins in Other Voices, Other Room was a character based on Harper Lee.

11. The "doll test" shows that even black people showed that they thought "white" was the superior race. b. Truman's executive order is egregiously late in the contex of American History because this was a time when it wasn't as frowned upon.

12. This is 6 year-old Ruby Bridges who had to be escorted in and out of school to protect her from people with the intent to injure her. This shows how "black" people were not even treated fairly in the school system until Ruby Bridges broke the barrier. This next picture shows Rosa Parks being fingerprinted at the police station after refusing to give up her seat for a "white" man. This shows how even the law wasn't on their side.

Kambrynn Bowman said...

1. The “it” that Capote referred to is Boo Radley.

2. Harper Lee was pleased with the movie, 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”

4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, and Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger.

5. The contest Lee attends is an essay contest in which To Kill a Mockingbird is the subject.

6. The Scottsboro trials influenced the character Tom Robinson. In Scottsboro, nine African-American men were accused of raping two white women. Similarly, the character Tom Robinson was accused of raping a young white woman.

7. “Hell, no”

8. Adrianne Ferris won the essay contest and Reagan Stevens performed as Scout in the play and developed a repoire with Harper Lee.

9. Scout and Lee’s fathers were both lawyers, both learned to read at an early age, encountered prejudice trials at a young age, acted like a tomboy, and Lee grew up in Alabama, where the book is set.

10. Idabel, Other Voices, Other Rooms.

11. A.) Children were given a black and white doll. African-American children chose the white doll over the black doll. This shows that humans are not born with racist qualities but instead we learn them over time. B.) Truman was late because he wrote his book long after slavery ended.

12. Picture 12 shows a civil rights advocate Malcolm X. Malcom is making a speech regarding the liberties of African-Muslims. After ten years in prison, Malcolm became fascinated with the Muslim culture. Picture 15 shows a civil rights leader and his followers being beaten by state troopers during a walk for the right to vote.

Kambrynn Bowman said...

1. The “it” that Capote referred to is Boo Radley.

2. Harper Lee was pleased with the movie, 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”

4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, and Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger.

5. The contest Lee attends is an essay contest in which To Kill a Mockingbird is the subject.

6. The Scottsboro trials influenced the character Tom Robinson. In Scottsboro, nine African-American men were accused of raping two white women. Similarly, the character Tom Robinson was accused of raping a young white woman.

7. “Hell, no”

8. Adrianne Ferris won the essay contest and Reagan Stevens performed as Scout in the play and developed a repoire with Harper Lee.

9. Scout and Lee’s fathers were both lawyers, both learned to read at an early age, encountered prejudice trials at a young age, acted like a tomboy, and Lee grew up in Alabama, where the book is set.

10. Idabel, Other Voices, Other Rooms.

11. A.) Children were given a black and white doll. African-American children chose the white doll over the black doll. This shows that humans are not born with racist qualities but instead we learn them over time. B.) Truman was late because he wrote his book long after slavery ended.

12. Picture 12 shows a civil rights advocate Malcolm X. Malcom is making a speech regarding the liberties of African-Muslims. After ten years in prison, Malcolm became fascinated with the Muslim culture. Picture 15 shows a civil rights leader and his followers being beaten by state troopers during a walk for the right to vote.

Jack Veglas said...

Jack Veglas
Class D
Blog scavenger Hunt

1. The "it" is referred to as boo Radley because this character is based on a real person who Truman Capote grew up with.

2. She loves the movie and how it was made and she even said “I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made."

3. "plod along with books."

4. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy

5. Scholars, student, authors summit essays and the winner gets the harper lee award

6. The Scottsboro Trial is relevant to the trial of Tom Robinson because in both cases someone was convicted of rape but turned out to be not guilty.

7. "Hell no."

8. Adrianne Farris won the essay contest, and Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout Finch and develop a repoire with Lee.

9. Scout's father is a lawyer and Lee's father is a lawyer, Scout’s friend dill is based on a real person, both had a young neighbor and an older brother, lee grew up in Alabama as well as the setting took place in Alabama, and also lee’s mother’s maiden name is finch which is the last name of the scout.

10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms

11. A.] A white child was given a black doll and a white doll and she choose which one she liked better and most of the time the child choose the white doll.

B.] Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because discrimination stopped years before the book was actually written.
12. In the first picture there is a black girl all by herself at school because no parents would usually let their kids go to school with black children because of the discrimination. In picture 5 people are protesting a company after not being served at the lunch counter because of their race, also know as discrimination.

Jack Veglas said...

Jack Veglas
Class D
Blog scavenger Hunt

1. The "it" is referred to as boo Radley because this character is based on a real person who Truman Capote grew up with.

2. She loves the movie and how it was made and she even said “I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made."

3. "plod along with books."

4. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy

5. Scholars, student, authors summit essays and the winner gets the harper lee award

6. The Scottsboro Trial is relevant to the trial of Tom Robinson because in both cases someone was convicted of rape but turned out to be not guilty.

7. "Hell no."

8. Adrianne Farris won the essay contest, and Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout Finch and develop a repoire with Lee.

9. Scout's father is a lawyer and Lee's father is a lawyer, Scout’s friend dill is based on a real person, both had a young neighbor and an older brother, lee grew up in Alabama as well as the setting took place in Alabama, and also lee’s mother’s maiden name is finch which is the last name of the scout.

10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms

11. A.] A white child was given a black doll and a white doll and she choose which one she liked better and most of the time the child choose the white doll.

B.] Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because discrimination stopped years before the book was actually written.
12. In the first picture there is a black girl all by herself at school because no parents would usually let their kids go to school with black children because of the discrimination. In picture 5 people are protesting a company after not being served at the lunch counter because of their race, also know as discrimination.

Jack Veglas said...

Jack Veglas
Class D
Blog scavenger Hunt

1. The "it" is referred to as boo Radley because this character is based on a real person who Truman Capote grew up with.

2. She loves the movie and how it was made and she even said “I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made."

3. "plod along with books."

4. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy

5. Scholars, student, authors summit essays and the winner gets the harper lee award

6. The Scottsboro Trial is relevant to the trial of Tom Robinson because in both cases someone was convicted of rape but turned out to be not guilty.

7. "Hell no."

8. Adrianne Farris won the essay contest, and Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout Finch and develop a repoire with Lee.

9. Scout's father is a lawyer and Lee's father is a lawyer, Scout’s friend dill is based on a real person, both had a young neighbor and an older brother, lee grew up in Alabama as well as the setting took place in Alabama, and also lee’s mother’s maiden name is finch which is the last name of the scout.

10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms

11. A.] A white child was given a black doll and a white doll and she choose which one she liked better and most of the time the child choose the white doll.

B.] Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because discrimination stopped years before the book was actually written.
12. In the first picture there is a black girl all by herself at school because no parents would usually let their kids go to school with black children because of the discrimination. In picture 5 people are protesting a company after not being served at the lunch counter because of their race, also know as discrimination.

Anonymous said...

Jack Veglas
Class D
Blog scavenger Hunt

1. The "it" is referred to as boo Radley because this character is based on a real person who Truman Capote grew up with.

2. She loves the movie and how it was made and she even said “I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made."

3. "plod along with books."

4. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy

5. Scholars, student, authors summit essays and the winner gets the harper lee award

6. The Scottsboro Trial is relevant to the trial of Tom Robinson because in both cases someone was convicted of rape but turned out to be not guilty.

7. "Hell no."

8. Adrianne Farris won the essay contest, and Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout Finch and develop a repoire with Lee.

9. Scout's father is a lawyer and Lee's father is a lawyer, Scout’s friend dill is based on a real person, both had a young neighbor and an older brother, lee grew up in Alabama as well as the setting took place in Alabama, and also lee’s mother’s maiden name is finch which is the last name of the scout.

10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms

11. A.] A white child was given a black doll and a white doll and she choose which one she liked better and most of the time the child choose the white doll.

B.] Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because discrimination stopped years before the book was actually written.
12. In the first picture there is a black girl all by herself at school because no parents would usually let their kids go to school with black children because of the discrimination. In picture 5 people are protesting a company after not being served at the lunch counter because of their race, also know as discrimination.

Haley Elliott said...


1) When Truman Capote speaks of 'it', he is referring to the character Boo Radley.
2) Lee praised Foote's adaptation by saying, “If the integrity of a film is measured by the degree to which the novelist's intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic.”
3) “,,,plod along with books.”
4) Three of Lee's favorites authors include Thomas Harris, who wrote Silence of the Lambs; Leo Tolstoy, who wrote Anna Karenia; and Joseph Conrad, who wrote Heart of Darkness.
5) In Tuscaloosa, Alabama; high school students have gathered at the University of Alabama for an award ceremony for an essay contest based on To Kill a Mockingbird that Harper Lee attended.
6) The Scottsboro Trials are relevant to the novel because Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is about an African American man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white women in a town of Alabama. The Scottsboro Trials where when nine African American men were accused of raping several white women.
7) “Hell, no.”
8) The statewide essay winner was Adrianne Ferris. Reagan Stevens portrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with lee.
9) Five parallels between Harper Lee's novel and her real life are a. The character Dill is based off her childhood friend, Truman Capote, “,Dill(a character loosely based on Capote)” b. “her father was a lawyer.” similar to Scout's father c. “Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama” Scout also grew up in Alabama d. Lee and her sibling's were creative, “We devised things; we were readers and we would transfer everything w had see on the printed page to the backyard in the form of high drama.” (this is similar to what Scout, her brother and Dill did) e. “...she grew up as a tomboy..” similar to Scout.
10) Capote based Idabel Thompkins from Other Voices, Other Rooms on Harper Lee.
11) The results of the “doll test” were most of the children chose the white doll based on the fact that it had more positive characteristics. This tells us that children in the mid 20th century have no preference. It shows that the segregation between races has progressed and is still progressing in a positive direction as long as people are not negatively influenced. b) Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because African Americans were granted freedom and equality before Truman's order.
12) The first picture is depicting a little African American girl who is the only black child enrolled in a white school. This would mark the beginning of desegregation of schools. The following image shows Rosa Parks after her arrest. She was arrested after refusing to move out the seat she was sitting in. Her arrest shows how there was little equality for African Americans and they were treated unfairly
Haley Elliott, class D

Haley Elliott said...


1) When Truman Capote speaks of 'it', he is referring to the character Boo Radley.
2) Lee praised Foote's adaptation by saying, “If the integrity of a film is measured by the degree to which the novelist's intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic.”
3) “,,,plod along with books.”
4) Three of Lee's favorites authors include Thomas Harris, who wrote Silence of the Lambs; Leo Tolstoy, who wrote Anna Karenia; and Joseph Conrad, who wrote Heart of Darkness.
5) In Tuscaloosa, Alabama; high school students have gathered at the University of Alabama for an award ceremony for an essay contest based on To Kill a Mockingbird that Harper Lee attended.
6) The Scottsboro Trials are relevant to the novel because Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is about an African American man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white women in a town of Alabama. The Scottsboro Trials where when nine African American men were accused of raping several white women.
7) “Hell, no.”
8) The statewide essay winner was Adrianne Ferris. Reagan Stevens portrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with lee.
9) Five parallels between Harper Lee's novel and her real life are a. The character Dill is based off her childhood friend, Truman Capote, “,Dill(a character loosely based on Capote)” b. “her father was a lawyer.” similar to Scout's father c. “Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama” Scout also grew up in Alabama d. Lee and her sibling's were creative, “We devised things; we were readers and we would transfer everything w had see on the printed page to the backyard in the form of high drama.” (this is similar to what Scout, her brother and Dill did) e. “...she grew up as a tomboy..” similar to Scout.
10) Capote based Idabel Thompkins from Other Voices, Other Rooms on Harper Lee.
11) The results of the “doll test” were most of the children chose the white doll based on the fact that it had more positive characteristics. This tells us that children in the mid 20th century have no preference. It shows that the segregation between races has progressed and is still progressing in a positive direction as long as people are not negatively influenced. b) Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because African Americans were granted freedom and equality before Truman's order.
12) The first picture is depicting a little African American girl who is the only black child enrolled in a white school. This would mark the beginning of desegregation of schools. The following image shows Rosa Parks after her arrest. She was arrested after refusing to move out the seat she was sitting in. Her arrest shows how there was little equality for African Americans and they were treated unfairly
Haley Elliott, class D

Haley Elliott said...


1) When Truman Capote speaks of 'it', he is referring to the character Boo Radley.
2) Lee praised Foote's adaptation by saying, “If the integrity of a film is measured by the degree to which the novelist's intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic.”
3) “,,,plod along with books.”
4) Three of Lee's favorites authors include Thomas Harris, who wrote Silence of the Lambs; Leo Tolstoy, who wrote Anna Karenia; and Joseph Conrad, who wrote Heart of Darkness.
5) In Tuscaloosa, Alabama; high school students have gathered at the University of Alabama for an award ceremony for an essay contest based on To Kill a Mockingbird that Harper Lee attended.
6) The Scottsboro Trials are relevant to the novel because Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is about an African American man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white women in a town of Alabama. The Scottsboro Trials where when nine African American men were accused of raping several white women.
7) “Hell, no.”
8) The statewide essay winner was Adrianne Ferris. Reagan Stevens portrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with lee.
9) Five parallels between Harper Lee's novel and her real life are a. The character Dill is based off her childhood friend, Truman Capote, “,Dill(a character loosely based on Capote)” b. “her father was a lawyer.” similar to Scout's father c. “Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama” Scout also grew up in Alabama d. Lee and her sibling's were creative, “We devised things; we were readers and we would transfer everything w had see on the printed page to the backyard in the form of high drama.” (this is similar to what Scout, her brother and Dill did) e. “...she grew up as a tomboy..” similar to Scout.
10) Capote based Idabel Thompkins from Other Voices, Other Rooms on Harper Lee.
11) The results of the “doll test” were most of the children chose the white doll based on the fact that it had more positive characteristics. This tells us that children in the mid 20th century have no preference. It shows that the segregation between races has progressed and is still progressing in a positive direction as long as people are not negatively influenced. b) Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history because African Americans were granted freedom and equality before Truman's order.
12) The first picture is depicting a little African American girl who is the only black child enrolled in a white school. This would mark the beginning of desegregation of schools. The following image shows Rosa Parks after her arrest. She was arrested after refusing to move out the seat she was sitting in. Her arrest shows how there was little equality for African Americans and they were treated unfairly
Haley Elliott, class D

Shi Taylor said...

1. The things she wrote about Boo Radley were true, he was a real person.
2. "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".
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. Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. She attends the award ceremony where students and scholars submit essay and the best are given the Harper Lee Award.
6. In 1931, nine young black boys were arrested for assaulting and raping two white women in Alabama. The case became a national headline, and the nine black youths were famously known as the Scottboro Boys. Growing up in Alabama and having a lawyer as a father, Harper Lee was influenced by this story, and some say the story of Tom Robinson was loosely based on the cases of the Scottsboro Boys
7. “Hell, no”
8. The essay winner was Adrianne Farris from Thorsby High School, Ragan Stevens from Mountain Brook High School portrayed Scout in a play.
9. Harper Lee’s father was a small-town lawyer in Alabama, just like Scout’s father was. Finch was also Lee's mother's maiden name. Just like Scout, Lee was a tomboy who mostly hung out with neighborhood boys, including Truman Capote, who was supposedly the base of the character, Dill. And the character Boo Radley is based on a man who lived down the street from Lee and Capote.
10. Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. In the doll test the kids were given a black doll and a white doll and most kids, even black children chose the white doll and “they also attributed the most positive characteristics” to the white dolls. It showed that discrimination of blacks had detrimental effects. Truman’s Executive order was late because discrimination started in the early 1900’s and the order was not written till 1948.
12. Picture 6: The SNCC was having a sit-in at the Tottle House. They wanted to show their strength and determination to win equal rights for different races. Doing these sit-ins gained public awareness for the blacks.
Picture 13: There had been a bombing on September 15, 1963 and 4 young girls were killed. This picture is portraying how no one was safe from the hatred that burned so deeply in many of the racists. They were holding a youth service for the kids where they though it would’ve been safe for them. At the funerals for the girls who had lost their lives in this horrific occurrence had “produced the largest interracial group of clergy in Birmingham history, but no city officials attended.”

Shi Taylor said...

1. The things she wrote about Boo Radley were true, he was a real person.
2. "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".
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. Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. She attends the award ceremony where students and scholars submit essay and the best are given the Harper Lee Award.
6. In 1931, nine young black boys were arrested for assaulting and raping two white women in Alabama. The case became a national headline, and the nine black youths were famously known as the Scottboro Boys. Growing up in Alabama and having a lawyer as a father, Harper Lee was influenced by this story, and some say the story of Tom Robinson was loosely based on the cases of the Scottsboro Boys
7. “Hell, no”
8. The essay winner was Adrianne Farris from Thorsby High School, Ragan Stevens from Mountain Brook High School portrayed Scout in a play.
9. Harper Lee’s father was a small-town lawyer in Alabama, just like Scout’s father was. Finch was also Lee's mother's maiden name. Just like Scout, Lee was a tomboy who mostly hung out with neighborhood boys, including Truman Capote, who was supposedly the base of the character, Dill. And the character Boo Radley is based on a man who lived down the street from Lee and Capote.
10. Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. In the doll test the kids were given a black doll and a white doll and most kids, even black children chose the white doll and “they also attributed the most positive characteristics” to the white dolls. It showed that discrimination of blacks had detrimental effects. Truman’s Executive order was late because discrimination started in the early 1900’s and the order was not written till 1948.
12. Picture 6: The SNCC was having a sit-in at the Tottle House. They wanted to show their strength and determination to win equal rights for different races. Doing these sit-ins gained public awareness for the blacks.
Picture 13: There had been a bombing on September 15, 1963 and 4 young girls were killed. This picture is portraying how no one was safe from the hatred that burned so deeply in many of the racists. They were holding a youth service for the kids where they though it would’ve been safe for them. At the funerals for the girls who had lost their lives in this horrific occurrence had “produced the largest interracial group of clergy in Birmingham history, but no city officials attended.”

Shi Taylor said...

1. The things she wrote about Boo Radley were true, he was a real person.
2. "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".
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. Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. She attends the award ceremony where students and scholars submit essay and the best are given the Harper Lee Award.
6. In 1931, nine young black boys were arrested for assaulting and raping two white women in Alabama. The case became a national headline, and the nine black youths were famously known as the Scottboro Boys. Growing up in Alabama and having a lawyer as a father, Harper Lee was influenced by this story, and some say the story of Tom Robinson was loosely based on the cases of the Scottsboro Boys
7. “Hell, no”
8. The essay winner was Adrianne Farris from Thorsby High School, Ragan Stevens from Mountain Brook High School portrayed Scout in a play.
9. Harper Lee’s father was a small-town lawyer in Alabama, just like Scout’s father was. Finch was also Lee's mother's maiden name. Just like Scout, Lee was a tomboy who mostly hung out with neighborhood boys, including Truman Capote, who was supposedly the base of the character, Dill. And the character Boo Radley is based on a man who lived down the street from Lee and Capote.
10. Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. In the doll test the kids were given a black doll and a white doll and most kids, even black children chose the white doll and “they also attributed the most positive characteristics” to the white dolls. It showed that discrimination of blacks had detrimental effects. Truman’s Executive order was late because discrimination started in the early 1900’s and the order was not written till 1948.
12. Picture 6: The SNCC was having a sit-in at the Tottle House. They wanted to show their strength and determination to win equal rights for different races. Doing these sit-ins gained public awareness for the blacks.
Picture 13: There had been a bombing on September 15, 1963 and 4 young girls were killed. This picture is portraying how no one was safe from the hatred that burned so deeply in many of the racists. They were holding a youth service for the kids where they though it would’ve been safe for them. At the funerals for the girls who had lost their lives in this horrific occurrence had “produced the largest interracial group of clergy in Birmingham history, but no city officials attended.”

Shi Taylor said...

1. The things she wrote about Boo Radley were true, he was a real person.
2. "I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".
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. Anna Karenia by Leo Tolstoy, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. She attends the award ceremony where students and scholars submit essay and the best are given the Harper Lee Award.
6. In 1931, nine young black boys were arrested for assaulting and raping two white women in Alabama. The case became a national headline, and the nine black youths were famously known as the Scottboro Boys. Growing up in Alabama and having a lawyer as a father, Harper Lee was influenced by this story, and some say the story of Tom Robinson was loosely based on the cases of the Scottsboro Boys
7. “Hell, no”
8. The essay winner was Adrianne Farris from Thorsby High School, Ragan Stevens from Mountain Brook High School portrayed Scout in a play.
9. Harper Lee’s father was a small-town lawyer in Alabama, just like Scout’s father was. Finch was also Lee's mother's maiden name. Just like Scout, Lee was a tomboy who mostly hung out with neighborhood boys, including Truman Capote, who was supposedly the base of the character, Dill. And the character Boo Radley is based on a man who lived down the street from Lee and Capote.
10. Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. In the doll test the kids were given a black doll and a white doll and most kids, even black children chose the white doll and “they also attributed the most positive characteristics” to the white dolls. It showed that discrimination of blacks had detrimental effects. Truman’s Executive order was late because discrimination started in the early 1900’s and the order was not written till 1948.
12. Picture 6: The SNCC was having a sit-in at the Tottle House. They wanted to show their strength and determination to win equal rights for different races. Doing these sit-ins gained public awareness for the blacks.
Picture 13: There had been a bombing on September 15, 1963 and 4 young girls were killed. This picture is portraying how no one was safe from the hatred that burned so deeply in many of the racists. They were holding a youth service for the kids where they though it would’ve been safe for them. At the funerals for the girls who had lost their lives in this horrific occurrence had “produced the largest interracial group of clergy in Birmingham history, but no city officials attended.”

Courtney Toomey said...

1. Truman Capote is referring to Boo Radley, who is based off a real life character
2. Harper Lee approves of the film adaptation of her novel, and “later praised Foote’s screenplay: ‘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. “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. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it.” Harper Lee wrote this in a letter to Oprah.
4. One of Lee’s favorite authors is Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice). The others are Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs), and Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness)
5. The contest that Lee attended was an annual writing contest at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, which challenges students to write a piece based on Lee’s masterpiece
6. In the Scottsboro Trials, nine black youths were wrongly accused of raping two white women. This event is mirrored in TKAM when Atticus defends a black man -Tom Robinson- who was also wrongly accused of raping a white woman
7. “Hell no.”
8. Adrienne Ferris won the contest & Reagan Stevens played Scout in a play
9. –“The character of Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird is based on Harper Lee's real-life childhood friend, Truman Capote”
–“born to Amasa Coleman Lee and Francis Cunningham Finch Lee.” Lee’s mother’s maiden name was finch, just like scout
–“Her father, Amasa Coleman Lee, practiced law” just like Atticus Finch
–“was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama.” The setting of the two books is the samel
–.“ As a child, Lee was a tomboy.” Scout is also a tomboy- always hanging around with Dill and her brother.
10. Capote based Idabel Thompkins - in his novel Other Voices, Other Rooms – on Lee
11.
a. Some children were given the choice of a white doll or a black doll, and most black children chose the white doll, showing that there is no racism in children.
b. Truman was late in writing his Executive Order because there were nearly fifty years between the time segregation began and his book was published
12.
a. Photo 1) Ruby Bridges was the first black student enrolled at the Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. It took about four years to take the motion to the supreme court and get it approved, but eventually segregation was overruled, but not eliminated from white schools in the south.
b. Photo 15) Protesters that were peacefully marching over a bridge were met by police forces and brutally beaten. Many walked away with broken bones. MLK organized a larger march, which much sooner produced progress on equal voting rights.

Shaeleen Hughes said...

1. Boo Radley
2. Harper Lee was quite content with the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird and said, “I think it is one of the best translations of a book to a film ever made.”
3. “…plod along with books.”
4. Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina), Thomas Harris (Silence of the Lambs), J.D Salinger (Catcher of the Rye)
5. She attends an award ceremony for an essay contest on To Kill a Mockingbird
6. Harper writes in TKAM about the trial of a black man named Tom Robinson (innocent man charged with rape) and in the Scottsboro trial nine black boys were charged with rape.
7. “Best wishes”
8. Arianne Farris was the essay winner, and Scout was played by Ragan Stevens
9.
• “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
• “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
• “The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
• “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
• “I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.”
10. Idabel Thompkins in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. A.) The doll tests show the detrimental effects of racial profiling.
B.) Truman was late (about 50 years)
12. In image #2 Rosa Parks is getting fingerprinted as she is jailed for not giving up her seat for a white person on a bus. In image #18 Martin Luther King Jr. is depicted standing atop a motel balcony. This is the site were the peace craving, wonderful man was shot.

Jen Petrilli said...

To Kill A Mockingbird Scavenger Hunt Jennifer Petrilli
1. Boo Radley

2. Lee praised the film and thought it was a true adaptation. “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. “-I still plod along with books.”

4.Three of Lee’s favorite authors are Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice; Leo Tolstoy, Ana Karenina; and J.D. Salinger, A Catcher In The Rye.

5. Lee attended an awards ceremony for To Kill A Mockingbird essays at Alabama University.

6. The Robinson case in To Kill A Mockingbird was inspired by the Scottsboro trials.

7. “Hell, no.”

8. Adrianne Farris was the winner of the essay contest. Ragan Stevens portrayed Scout in a school play and created the repoire with Harper Lee.

9. Atticus Finch was a lawyer like her real father. Dill was based off of Harper’s childhood friend and esteemed author, Truman Capote. Both Lee and the main character, Scout, were raised in Alabama, as well as having an interest in reading. Scout and Lee had older brothers.

10. Capote based his character from Other Voices, Other Rooms, Idabel Thompkins, off of Lee to return the gift.

11. a.The results of the “doll test” was that the black kids prefered the white dolls and their features. This proved that society taught these kids the bias opinion that white kids were more attractive and overall better.
b. Truman’s order was too late due to african americans gaining freedom before the order was stated.

12. The first image I viewed was image 2, which displayed Rosa Parks having her fingerprint taken. She was taken into custody of the police after her famous bus protest. I also viewed image 4. This image depicts one of nine african american students attending a predominantly white school. The student is keeping her chin held high while receiving was seem to be nasty insults from the others around her.

ena said...

1. The character Boo Radley
2. "If the integrity of a film adaptation is measured by the degree to which the novelists' intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic." She praised the screenplay. "They have made my story into a beautiful and moving motion picture I'm very proud and grateful"
3. …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. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolskoy, The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, and The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot
5. It is an essay contest that pertains to the story, To Kill a Mockingbird held at the University of Alabama
6. The trial of Tom Robinson is similar to the trial of Scotsborro, where 9 black boys were accused of raping 2 white women. This trial would base Tom Robinson's trial on a parallel subject matter.
7. "Hell, no"
8. The people mentioned were Adrian Ferris and Ragan Stevens
9. "As a a child, Harper Lee was an unruly tomboy." Scout is a tomboy in the story. "Her father, Amasa Coleman Lee practiced law" Scout's father, Atticus is a lawyer. "Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote became friends…as kindengarteners…eventually providing the inspiration for Dill" "[she] was born…in Monroeville, Alabama." The story is set in Alabama. "[she] loved reading" Scout also shares a love for reading.
10. Isabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms
11. a) children were given a black doll and a white and were asked which one they prefer. Most black children preferred the white doll. This shows their own opinion is outweighed by society's rulings. b) African Americans were given rights several years before Truman gave exuctive orders.
12. In picture 4, one of Little Rock Nine's members, Elizabeth Eckford is being mocked and jeered at by students. Along with 8 other black students she is trying to attend Centeral High School in. Little Rock Alabama. Even after secure entry from the National Guard, LR9 is mistreated and disrespected. In picture 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Is with civil right movement leaders before being shot dead in memphis on April 4, 1968. Being so close to the end of segregation, MLK would never get to see it