Language is a powerful tool in this novel. The language of the children, the eloquence of Atticus and the language of the townspeople reflect their attitudes and often their prejudices. What lessons does Atticus attempt to teach Scout about the use of racial slurs?
Many of the characters in the novel hold stereotypes about how individuals will behave as a result of their age, gender, race, social status, etc. Which characters are the victims of stereotyping? Do any of them break through the behavior expected of them, showing individuality and exposing the falseness of labeling people?
Now that we have viewed A Time to Kill, identify 6 connections between the novel and the movie. Be specific with your answers.
Authors use specific dialect to develop characters. What is distinct about the dialect that Harper Lee has chosen for characters in the novel? How does the author use dialect to further characterization of at least to distinctly different characters?