Harper Lee

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  • Harper Lee Biography

    Harper Lee Harper is actually the middle name of Nelle Harper Lee, the woman who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Her life long friendship with another Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is just incredible. Her friend, Truman Capote, and she used to write short stories on a typewriter Lee’s father gave to her. She, tougher than most of the boys, often stepped up as Truman's protector. Truman was picked on because he liked very few things the other boys his age were interested in. He was also picked on for the fancy clothes he wore and how sensitive he was. The friends had very different lives; Truman lived with his mother’s relatives after his parents abandoned him. Later on, Lee transferred to the University of…

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  • Harper Lee Character Analysis

    In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, the author, uses two young characters and their experiences to suggest motives behind the actions of the antagonists. Throughout three summers, two kids named Jean Louise (Scout) and Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem) grow up learning about different lessons and people in a southern town called Maycomb with the help of their father, Atticus Finch, and nanny, Calpurnia. In the book, several characters demonstrate cruel characteristics through their actions,…

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  • Harper Lee Book Report

    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…

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  • Harper Lee Research Paper

    Harper Lee Harper Lee was a motivational writer, who wrote about the Civil Rights Movement era and the struggles that changed how I now view those times of inequality. In this paper, I will talk about Harper’s beginning and end. I will also be talking about the journey of and what inspired her worldwide known book, To Kill a Mockingbird. (Lee-Mockingbird) Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. Lee was the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

    “There is just one kind of folks.Folks.” (Lee 231; ch.23). The historical fiction novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Written by Harper Lee illustrates what it was like to look different down south in the 1930’s.To kill a Mockingbird is based on the finch family who .live in maycomb, alabama during the great depression. Tom robinson, a black man, is falsely accused of raping a white woman and gets convicted due to the racial prejudice in the mid 1900s.In this novel, the author wants the reader to learn…

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  • Analysis Of To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    metaphor for what the book is really about. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em,” said Atticus, “but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee, 90). The mockingbird, in this context, symbolizes innocence. It would be pointless and cruel to kill an innocent bird. They’re small creatures.They’re helpless and harmless, just like black people were in the sixties. This is what Harper Lee, the author of the book, argues. She teaches a lesson about innocence, discrimination, and…

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  • Nell Harper Lee Research Paper

    “Everybody’s gotta learn, nobody’s born knowing” (Harper Lee). From the beginning of her time, she escaped the world of fear and established her own in another style. She predominately showed those around her the obedience she carries. She relished the opinions of others and subdued any blocked pathway to her success. Nelle Harper Lee, known as Harper Lee, became and remains to be an outstanding author of experienced background, relatable history, and polished standards. Strictly one-hundred…

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  • Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    the time to think about the different situations each person has experienced in their lifetime. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, she demonstrates how fully knowing a person can be difficult to do, especially when untruthful statements block the real facts about that person. Through the use of the characters Scout Finch and Dolphus Raymond, Lee portrays that empathy and understanding who someone is, is not easy to do until one puts themselves into another point of view. Harper Lee…

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  • Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    Depression. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, an ambitious lawyer and single father to his two children, Jeremy “Jem” and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, most definitely stands on the side of equality and expresses this through his words and actions. Even though Atticus is a non traditional parent: he is old, formal, and often leaves his children alone with his chef or sister, he works hard for the town of Maycomb and state legislature while making as much time as possible devoted…

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  • Symbols In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    life lessons. Most authors use symbols in their writing to provide a deeper meaning for their readers. Harper Lee an author, famous for her book, To Kill a Mockingbird uses symbols to display to the readers morals aside the actual context of the book. Throughout the book, she constantly talks about things or incidents which at first may just seem irrelevant but with further investigation they reflect upon the problems or messages that the author wants to display. Some major symbols that stick…

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