To Kill A Mockingbird Essays: The Life Of Harper Lee

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The Life of Harper Lee
Harper Lee was an inspiring author and had many influential friends.Her life was full of many great and fulfilling opportunities. The events that occurred in Harper Lee’s life led to the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, a book that many people consider to be one of the greatest novels in American history.
Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the youngest was her family with three other siblings. Her father was a lawyer and he owned part of the local newspaper. Her next door neighbor, and best friend was Truman Capote, the inspiration for the neighbor, Dill, in her novel.(Encyclopedia) She had been with Capote for all her life. Her friendship with him led to unfamiliar and exciting opportunities.
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Capote asked her to accompany him to Garden City, Kansas to help him with his article on the murder of four members of the Clutter family (Encyclopedia).The people of the city were welcomed by their likeable attitudes and personalities. They interviewed the murder suspects in January, 1960. (Harper Lee Biography) They both returned to New York to work on their novels (Harper Lee Biography). Lee gave Capote all her research so that he could write his novel, Cold Blood. Lee was a major help in Capote's novel and he dedicated the book to her by writing “For Jack Dunphy and Harper Lee, with my love and gratitude” (Harper Lee Biography). Her contribution to Capote’s research was a major help to her long time friend. She then continued to work on her novel that would eventually become a
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