Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

756 Words Jun 17th, 2015 4 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee was born in 1926, she is very well known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird (). Her father was a lawyer in their hometown Monroeville Alabama. He defended two black men, a father and a son, who were accused of murdering a white store clerk, similar to Atticus in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (). Lee’s mother was a home keeper, she suffered from a very rare illness so she rarely left their home and also may have had a bipolar disorder (). Harper Lee wrote her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, on experiences she had as a child growing up in her hometown. Her characters in the novel are very similar to the people she grew up around. Lee was a major tomboy as a child. She was a rebel and very outgoing, similar to the way the character Scout is portrayed in her novel. In Harper Lee’s time growing up, segregation was severely enforced, however, Lee never treated anyone unfair or judged them according to their race. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout grew up the exact same way and shared the same qualities as Harper Lee. This is proven when Atticus, Scout’s father, is fighting for Tom Robinson during his trial. Lee’s best friend growing up was a boy named Truman Capote. The character Dill, Scout’s best friend from the novel, was based off of Capote. Scout and Dill spent most of their time during the summer trying to see Boo Radley in the flesh. The mystery of Boo Radley kept the children occupied during their…

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