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Death In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Anti death of the author substantiates a reader's understanding of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is clear after reading “Big Bird” by Thomas Mallon that Nelle Harper Lee based many characters from her book off of people she knew in her lifetime. Some of these characters include Dill, whose inspiration came from Lee’s good friend Truman Capote, and Atticus, who was loosely based off of Lee’s actual father. Perhaps the most obvious example of knitting real people into the story is Harper Lee making herself Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Lee was like Scout in many ways, including how she “shunned the standard cardigan-and-pearls of the all-female institution for a bomber jacket she’d been given by her brother,” just like how Scout
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