Study Guide

Go Set a Watchman Chapter 7

By Harper Lee

Chapter 7

  • The Maycomb Methodists settle down for their weekly tradition: singing the Doxology.
  • But tradition is shaken to its very core when Mrs. Clyde Haskins "crash[es] down on the organ" (7.5) and plays the music differently.
  • Looks like Jean Louise isn't the only one resistant to change. Dr. Finch is furious that they changed the music.
  • Next up, a verse from Isiah: "For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seek" (7.11)
  • The minister says he was told to "pep up the Doxology" (7.25) by a music instructor at Camp Charles Wesley.
  • Dr. Finch tells the minister that the music instructor is a "snob" (7.45).
  • The minister says he was just trying it once. Thanks to this negative feedback, they'll go back to their old ways and never change. "God willin'" (7.54).