Study Guide

Go Set a Watchman Chapter 6

By Harper Lee

Chapter 6

  • This chapter begins Part III.
  • Aunt Alexandra wakes Jean Louise up because she has heard a rumor: Henry and Jean Louise were out swimming naked. (The horror!) Or as they might say in Alabama: nekkid.
  • Jean Louise doesn't care what the people of Maycomb think, and anyway, she tells Alexandra, she was swimming with her clothes on.
  • Clothes or no clothes, Alexandra doesn't think this conduct is becoming of a lady.
  • They sit down for breakfast, and Atticus, who doesn't seem to care about the rumor either, tells Jean Louise to get ready for church.
  • The family meets Uncle Jack, a.k.a. Dr. John Hale Finch, at church.
  • News travels fast: he's heard of the alleged skinny dip, too.
  • Jean Louise glares at him, and into the church they go.