Harper Lee Book Report

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Harper Lee, also known as the author of the Novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the book that made her famous was a marvelous work of literature. But what’s her backstory before she even became the author of her book?. Well I’ve been able to find as much information as possible from websites online. So here’s the information I’ve found.

First, she was born on April 28, 1926, and during her childhood she lived in Alabama and a small town called Monroeville. Now Monroeville was very similar to Maycomb which was a town in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The way their similar are because one, both have the same courthouse. Second, neighbors knew everyone well and their business and lastly, both had a very mysterious person that has rumors about themselves that scares local children.
In her family she was by far the youngest out of her siblings. Lee had two older sister, Alice and Louise Lee, and an older brother named Edwin Coleman Lee. Her father, Amasa Coleman Lee, was a lawyer in his town and once defended two black men that were accused of murdering a white store clerk. But sadly he wasn’t able to prove them not guilty for murder and his defendants were hanged. After that happened he decided to become a title lawyer.
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Here are some examples, when she first started kindergarten she became quick friends with a boy named Truman Capote. So basically Lee based her character Dill on Truman. Jem, Scout’s brother, was based on Edwin Lee because they both were wise, tried to do the right thing, try not to cause trouble, and have a love football. Now Harper Lee’s mother based the character of Aunt Alexandrea, and the way their similar is because both are harsh toward Scout/Lee because they don’t act like proper

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