Analysis Of Harper Lee's Life In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Many authors choose to write what they know about. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, author, Nelle Harper Lee use her childhood life as a model for the book. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in 1930s Maycomb Alabama. The narrator, Scout Finch, is a young tomboy who tells the story of a trial her father, Atticus, and how he chose to defend a black man, regardless of his. The characters and setting of the novel impact the plot in many ways. Lee’s childhood town and family affects the setting and characters of the book. During her childhood, an important court case happened which affected the plot book. Harper Lee uses her personal life to affect the setting, characters, and plot of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In American Novelist Since …show more content…
Lee creates a trial between white teenager Mayella Ewell and how she is accusing a black man, Tom Robinson of rape. Besides the Ewells saying Tom raped her, there was more proof that he didn’t do it. Due to the unjust jury, Tom Robinson was found guilty. The trial takes place in the 1930’s, in the center of Maycomb and with everyone from the town coming to see (Lee 222-283). The Ewells versus Robinson trial is a parallel to another trial happening at a similar time, The Trial of the “Scottboro Boys”. On law2.umkc.edu, writer Douglas Linder says that the case was between nine black boys and two white girls. The case took place in 1931 with the whole town surrounding the court. While there was more evidence that the boys did not commit the crime, the word of the white girls was above the evidence, and the boys were found guilty(Linder). The contents of the trial is the biggest similarity. Both of them have a white girl(s) accusing a black man of rape. They are also both have the same outcome do to the similar unjust jury. They are also both very popular throughout the town and news. This was in Lee’s personal life is because this would have been something she heard about while growing up, because her father is a lawyer, and he treat his children like adults, he would have told Harper Lee about this case. Harper Lee’s life affected the plot of the

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