Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1409 Words May 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Who would have thought that the mot famous author of the 1960s and Pulitzer Prize winner would have ended up never marrying? Who will she leave her fortune to? This author was Harper Lee, a famous writer even today; she was a Modern/Post-Modern author known for basing her renowned novel To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman on her childhood. Her novels were able to depict the despairing and terrible events of the 1930s, by using real-life events, symbols, and themes. Lee reveals the horrible truth of the 1930s, realistically showing how the “American Dream” was not possible for people of color. Harper Lee, who’s full name was Nelle Harper Lee, was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She was the youngest daughter of Amasa Coleman Lee and Francis Lee Cunningham; she had two older sisters, Alice and Louise, and an older brother name, Edwin. When Lee was 18 she left for Huntingdon College, a school for women in Alabama. After a year of studies, Lee left Huntingdon College and enrolled for law school at the University of Alabama, however Harper Lee always wanted to be a writer so she focused immensely on her studies and writing. In 1949, Harper also enrolled at Oxford University in England but she moved to New York to pursue a career as a writer. As a result, Harper Lee was influenced by the literary period of the 1930s and 1960s, which also influenced her most famous book To Kill a Mockingbird. (Biography.com) To Kill A Mockingbird was published in 1960, the…

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