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  • Harper Lee Essay

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    Williams 1 Harper Lee: Times and Life Research Paper Harper Lee’s Life Story Have you ever wondered who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” or who is the author that wrote it? Well I’m here telling you who that author is. The author who made the book is named Nelle Harper Lee but she is just called Harper Lee on the book. This paper is on Harper Lee’s life and times during the 1900’s. She is known from her best-selling book,

  • Harper Lee Myths

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    A Writer In The Making A writer, who’s famous for an award winning book that created a reaction throughout the nation. Harper Lee is famous for writing the book ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, which is now renowned for being a classic of modern American literature. Lee had grown up in Alabama to Frances Finch and Amasa Lee, along with her siblings Edwin, Alice, and Louise. As Lee grew up, she had been introduced at a young age to racial injustice through her father, who as a Southern lawyer, would have

  • The Innocent By Harper Lee

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    people have been wrongfully shot by the police. These people show modern example of the motif of mockingbirds in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The book takes place in rural Alabama during the Great Depression, a time when lynching black men for false crimes was common. One of these men, Tom Robinson, is accused of rape by Mayella Ewell and is to be defended by Atticus Finch in trial. Lee expresses how it is wrong to harm those who did nothing to bother others, or ‘mockingbirds’, using the characters

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    world-wide recognition to the many faces of prejudice is an accomplishment of its own. Author Harper Lee has had the honor to accomplish just that through her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, a moving and inspirational story about a young girl learning the difference between the good and the bad of the world. In the small town of Monroeville, Alabama, Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. Growing up, Harper Lee had three siblings: two sisters and an older brother. She and her siblings grew up modestly

  • Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    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”

  • Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    Though Harper Lee only published two novels, her accomplishments are abundant. Throughout her career Lee claimed: the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction, and Quill Award for Audio Book. Lee was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This honor society is a huge accomplishment and is considered the highest recognition for artistic talent and accomplishment in the United States. Along with these accomplishments, her

  • Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view”… (Atticus finch, Lee 34). The novel To kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a masterpiece that takes readers to explore how human behave. The feelings, conflicts, meanings, reasons, love, cruelty, kindness and humor within the book is what makes the book a necessity to the reader. Harper Lee showed throughout her book how a damage and cruel society looks like. Lee’s view of the word “morality” is what gives the

  • Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    named Jem, a father named Atticus, and a friend named Dill. The characters live during the 1930s in a town in the southern United States called Maycomb that is filled with drama, racism, and mean old women. In the story, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, there is a girl named Scout who acts as the narrator of the story. The key events in the story are about either Scout’s childhood, or about Atticus’s job as a lawyer, who had to defend a black man named Tom Robinson against a white woman who claims

  • Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    the amount of pure racism that was present in the southern United States, all because millions of people believed in one false statement, that separate was equal. The intriguing novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is written by the prestigious author Harper Lee. In this novel, she has utilized the lifestyle and attitudes toward “African Americans” in the 1930’s to create a novel which presents the reader with Lee’s attitudes and personal values, as the novel appears to be autobiographical to her days

  • Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama in the late 30s early 40s , after the great depression when poverty and unemployment were widespread throughout the United States. Why is the preconception of racism, discrimination, and antagonism so highly related to some of the characters in this book? People often have a preconceived idea or are biased about one’s decision to live, dress, or talk. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee examines the preconception