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Monroeville Alabama

days. Harper Lee grew up in small town Monroeville, Alabama. The Scottsboro trial was happening while she was a young girl. Perhaps this event influenced some of the events in the book. In fact the more you look at Harper Lee’s life, the more similarities you find with the book. This may be one of the reasons the book is written with such accurately detailed descriptions of proceedings and places. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in small town Maycomb, Alabama. In this small town Scout Finch and her...

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Book Report

issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to Lee being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the United States for her contribution to literature in 2007. Lee has also been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, but has always declined to make a speech. Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch...

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Southern Parallels: An Exploration of the Life of Harper Lee and the Lasting Impact of To Kill a Mockingbird

unconventional family and Southern lifestyle in the1930s. Harper Lee was born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama (Sparknotes.com). According to the author’s official website, Harper Lee was a descendant of famous Civil War general, Robert E. Lee, and daughter to a former newspaper editor turned state senator and practicing attorney. She studied law at the University of Alabama from 1945 to 1949 and spent a year at Oxford University Wellington Square as an exchange student (Harperlee...

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To Kill a Mockingbird

troublemakers and beat other kids but they still did what they had to do to let an innocent man go. Not to mention, the setting of both lives of Scout and Lee were just as similar too. Both stories were held in Alabama but for the location of the book had to be modified to Maycomb instead of Monroeville for publishing purposes. Both towns were small towns between Mobile and Montegomery an full of people who are patriotic, especially when it came to Civil Rights! Another sort of similar thing was both towns...

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Harper Lee's Influence on Scout

Harper Lee’s influence on Scout Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama where girls were expected to be ladies, Harper Lee was just the opposite, a tomboy, and she wrote her famous novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” based upon her childhood experiences. Harper Lee made her main character Scout to be very similar to her. Harper Lee created the town of Maycomb with features almost exactly like Monroeville. Harper Lee based Scout’s father Atticus after her own father Amasa Coleman Lee. Harper Lee...

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"I Am Scout" Book Analysis and Recommendation

Truman Capote who had a knack for finding trouble. Nelle “peels” the boys off Truman, who is lying on his back with tears streaming down his red, blotchy face. While the chapter goes on to speak of Nelle’s southern upbringing and her family’s past in Alabama, the reader is subtly reminded of a scene in Harper Lee’s novel where an enraged Scout attacks an older boy who had called Scout’s father a “n***er lover”. The two scenes are oddly alike. They both depict a scene during the period of the great depression...

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Play Review Example: To Kill a Mockingbird

close and personal by standing very close to the first row of seats, in almost every scene. The blocking instructions from the director made the performance true to the script. It was relaxed, which fit the play considering it took place in Maycomb, Alabama. For example, the children in the play, as well as the adult men, had their hands in their pockets while speaking to each other, and any other time they were not using them. Every character walked slowly and only ever moved faster when they were running...

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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

the damaging effect of hatred between the African-Americans and caucasians contributes to the severe racial discrimination in the Southern States. Lee illustrates this widespread racism by establishing the book’s setting in Maycomb County, a small Alabama town economically struggling during the Great Depression. The plot centers around a court case in which Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb, makes a remarkable decision to...

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How Harper Lee's life and childhood influenced her writing of "To Kill A Mockingbird"

the society she grew up in. Harper Lee lived in the small southern town, of Monroeville, in Alabama. She was born on April 28, 1926 during the time of horrible prejudice and racial class systems. She lived with three other siblings and her father. Her family was relatively well-off since her father was so successful. Amasa Coleman Lee was an attorney, a newspaper publisher, and served one term as state senator of Alabama. Lee attended public school as a child then went to Huntington College for women...

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To Kill a Mockingbird Outline

Outline: Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover I. Welcome to Monroeville, Alabama and also the 50th annual "Mockingbird Conference" for the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. a. Now imagine, during the 1930's, that you were part of the trial of Tom Robinson vs. the Ewells. b. At that time, which side would you have believed? The side of the Ewells (because they were white people, or out of fear) or would you side with Tom Robinson (because you knew that he was innocent and ignored that...

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