Analysis Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee Essay

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B. Attitudes behind the text Writers craft their words to communicate a voice, entertainment or education. Likewise, Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird with the consideration of her own experiences, values and beliefs. She uses her characters as her outlet so she can connect with the reader. Not to mention, Scout’s and Harper’s childhood was very similar. Furthermore, she discusses issues such as: racial discrimination, femininity, and prejudices. Harper was born in 1926, Alabama. Her father was an authority who had an unsuccessful case with two African American men who were accused of murder; Atticus was a lawyer who unsuccessfully defended a black man accused of rape. Furthermore, Harper’s brother was named Edwin who was 4 years her senior; Jem was 4 years Scout’s senior. In addition, Harper Lee had an African American housekeeper; Scout had a black housekeeper named Calpurnia. However Harper’s mother wasn’t dead - unlike Scout’s; although, her mum was quite distant. With Harper’s extra time as a child, Harper Lee spent most of her time visiting relatives. Considering the above, Harper Lee wrote in her perspective of the story; although, with a different name. Therefore, we can judge a lot about Harper based on Scout’s personality or her writing style. With that in mind, we can inferred something about Scout and Harper simultaneously. However, Harper also use other characters - in her book- to be her voice as well. Due to Scout and Harper’s young age, their…

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