Society has a lot of rules, both written and unwritten. If you want to learn about some of the most important and imposing written rules in the United States, check out the Constitution and accompanying Bill of Rights. We got you covered.
If you want to learn about some of the most important and imposing unwritten rules in the United States, try attending a social tea in Alabama.
We…don't have you covered. But Go Set A Watchman does.
Questions About Rules and Order
Which of society's rules does Jean Louise decide to rebel against? Why does she rebel? How does she rebel?
Why does Henry have to follow the rules of society? What happens in the scene where he breaks them? Why is his reaction important?
How does Go Set a Watchman illustrate the difference between what is legally right and what is morally right? Where is the line between the two?
Chew on This
Atticus is a lawyer, therefore his whole life is law. It shouldn't be surprising that he puts the law about anything else.
As the daughter of a lawyer, Jean Louise, just as she did when she was known as "Scout," feels the need to rebel against many rules she sees unfit. But she ultimately respects and honors the law as much as her father does.