Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird: How a Story could be based on True Events in Everyday LifeDaisy GaskinsCoastal Pines Technical College Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama. Her father was a former newspaper editor and proprietor, who had served as a state senator and practiced as a lawyer in Monroeville. Also Finch was known as the maiden name of Lee’s mother. With that being said Harper Lee became a writer like her father, but she became a American writer, famous for her race relations novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The book became an international bestseller and was adapted into screen in 1962. Lee was 34 when the work was published. To Kill a Mockingbird was also known as Harper Lee’s first novel.Harper Lee has always claimed that her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" was not about her life. However, there are a humongous number of similarities to Lee 's life and the life of Scout and Atticus Finch. Atticus and Lee 's father was both known as southern lawyers. Atticus Finch, a lawyer and a father, defends a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a poor white girl, Mayella Ewell (Lee, 1960 Pg.86). As the story provided you with details on how the childhood friends Lee and Scout was very much alike in their tom boy ways. Many believed that Lee’s inspiration was influenced just how any other author was, for example, she used a lot of her personal life experiences. In addition, Lee wanted to speak about the civil rights…

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