Atticus tells the children several times that they must walk in someone else's shoes before judging that person. Describe times when Atticus, Scout or Jem walked in someone else's shoes. Does this change how they viewed the situations? What role does this advice play in sympathy and compassion?
At one point, Jem describes four kinds of "folks" in Maycomb County: "Our kind of folks don't like the Cunninghams, the Cunninghams don't like the Ewells, and the Ewells hate and despise the colored folks." What does To Kill a Mockingbird teach us about how people cope with issues of race and class? Do you classify people in your world as different "folks?" Do you see these sort of distinctions today?
Why does Scout beat up Walter? Why does Calpurnia scold Scout? What does it reveal about Calpurnia’s role in the Finch household? What do Atticus’s comments about the Ewell family and the law suggest about his view of justice?