On April 28th, 1926, a baby girl was born to Amassa Coleman Lee, who practiced law, and his wife Frances Cunningham Lee who was a housewife. The Lees named their new baby girl Nelle Harper Lee, more commonly known as Harper Lee, except by her close friends and family who knew her by her first name Nelle, Pronounced “Nail.” Harper Lee had three siblings, Allice Lee, Louise Lee, and Edward Coleman Lee. She grew up in a small Southern Alabama town called Monroeville which is nestled in between Montgomery and Mobile Alabama. She attended Monroe County High school in Monroe County Alabama. Harper Lee was what some would call a tomboy, preferring rough sports such as tackle football, and often giving other students a hard time. After High school, in 1944 Harper Lee attended the all-girl Huntingdon College in Montgomery Alabama until 1945. While attending Huntingdon, Lee “shunned the standard cardigan-and-pearls attire of the all-female institution in favor of a bomber jacket she 'd been given by her brother, an Army Air Corps cadet.” After attending Huntingdon for one year, Lee transferred to the undergraduate program of law at the University of Alabama. “[h]er lack of polish struck some as ill-suited to the judicial decorum she was being trained to observe”. Harper Lee apparently had a sense of humor, “In fact, one of her first forays into writing was for the campus humor magazine at the University of Alabama, Rammer Jammer. She eventually became editor.” Harper Lee was also an exchange student at Oxford University. In 1948, Harper Lee dropped out of the University of Alabama and moved to New York to pursue her writing career. Yorkville was Lees primary place of residence during the fifties, working as an airline ticket agent, and w...
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...the Children were running out the back yard after they were caught attempting to sneak on the Radley property. Boo Radley also Covered up Scout while she was standing on the street in the middle of the night and then also Boo saved both Jem and Scouts life when Mr.Eull attacked the children in the night under a tree. Once again a character in the story was not as the society had portrayed. This can relate to Society today and did so as well when the story was written in the 1950s. society today portrays Hispanics as criminals and degenerates, Muslims as Terrorists, and Politicians as being evil. In the 1950s there was the same kind of society views, the views have not changed, simply who we associate them with has changed. The truth is Some people do bad things some people do good things, some people do more bad than others and some do more good to others more often.
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