Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1051 Words Jun 13th, 2016 5 Pages
In literature there is a strong presence of influence. Many who write are influenced by their surroundings such as friends, family, time period or location at the time of writing. The characters in said literature, assuming there are characters, are influenced by similar things. All of this is passed through the text and eventually influences the reader. An example of such literature is Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In the Reading and writing of this book the author, characters and reader are all influenced.

Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Was influenced by the society in which she lived in in many ways when it came to writing her book.One such example is her upbringing, another is the state the country was where she lived at the time of her writing this book. To illustrate this idea when describing the setting Lee makes it similar to the state of her upbringing. For instance To Kill a Mockingbird it 's set in the depression. Lee also lived in southern U.S during the Great Depression while growing up. Another example is the characters Scout is most often with during the plot, such as Atticus and Dill, are very similar to her friend and father. That is to say the life of the main character, Scout, is similar to the life of Lee as a child. From this one can infer that the setting refers to the childhood Lee herself experienced.
On another note Lee gives evidence that suggests that the time period in which she wrote the book influenced the major…

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