Analysis Of Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird ' Essay

1780 Words Mar 16th, 2015 8 Pages
An author "should write about what he knows and write truthfully”; Harper Lee embodied her own quote’s advice when writing To Kill a Mockingbird. There is much to learn from the mono-published Lee as she, in her one and only published work (until July 14, 2015, that is), was able to weave a greatly intertwining web of her own experiences, thrilling narrative, and themes of outcasts, racial equality, youth, and forgiveness. As a first-time writer, she was able to garner more success than many other poly-published authors can dream of, but she did not expect such a large response. She wrote the book she felt was necessary. No more. No less. The simply complex nature of the novel was influenced from many different areas of her life, as well as her adamant decision to never release another book. Now with Go Set a Watchman, the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel-prequel, on the horizon there seems to be more to the woman behind “the Bird.” Born April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, Lee was immediately plunged into a hotbed of racism and prejudice, a main theme within her novel, but it was not just the negative aspects of her life that she immortalized into prose, much of the people around her made their way into the book one way or another. She describers her childhood spent with her siblings and future author of non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, very simply in a poor family having to make her own fun, acting as “readers and [they] would transfer everything [they] had…

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