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  • Harper Lee

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    Nelle Harper Lee, an American writer, has become an international bookseller for her first and only book, To Kill a Mockingbird. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. Harper enjoyed many friendships in her small southwestern town. She had one older sibling, Alice Lee. Harper’s mother, Frances Cunningham Finch Lee, was a homemaker. She was intellectually brilliant and attended a private school for girls. But, she also suffered from a “nervous disorder.” This made Frances not

  • The Life of Harper Lee

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    sadness. Whether trying to raise kids or writing a ten-page essay they all create the same feeling of hope and accomplishment. But before success and happiness can occur, sacrifice and work must be done and no one knows this better than Harper Lee. Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. She grew up in a small town with her parents and siblings.- she was the youngest of four. She was often regarded as one of the stand-outs amongst the other kids , being the tomboy she

  • Harper Lee Biography

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    Harper Lee Biography A Descendent of Robert E. Lee, Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. Her parents were Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. She was the youngest of her 3 siblings. Lee was only five years old when the first trials began in April 1931 in the small Alabama town of Scottsboro. The trials were based on the accused rapes of two white women by nine young black men. The defendants, who were nearly lynched before being brought to court

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee "It is not what an author says, but what she whispers which is most important. In other words, one must read in between the lines to discover the subtler meaning of novels. This is true for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Understanding of the many themes in To Kill a Mockingbird is attained only by reading in between the lines. A major one of these themes is dignity as Harper Lee presents a clear picture of which characters are dignified. She

  • Harper Lee Book Report

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    Harper Lee, formerly known as Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in the small town of Monroeville, Alabama. Lee grew up on a farm in Monroeville with four older sisters, her father, and mother. Lee’s father was a lawyer and was a part of the Alabama State Legislature while owning parts of the local newspaper. Lee’s mother on the other hand was not so fortunate; she suffered from a mental illness (bipolar disorder), making it almost impossible to leave the house. Lee’s Educational background

  • To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    commonality is a strong sense of justice between people who accept others and the people accept others not because of their skin but for their morals. Also People who hate others make judgements too fast and are persuaded by other people in the community. Harper Lee shows in the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," the building up of a strong intolerance of racial discrimination in the residents of Maycomb highlighting the separation of Maycomb, Resulting in a commonality of people that accept or hate others. Acceptance

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    Finch, a popular lawyer, and the father of the main character in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, teaches this lesson to his children. This idea does not just apply to Maycomb County in the 1930s, but to everyone everywhere. This story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression. Most whites are very prejudiced and don't care to hear a Negro's opinions or thoughts on anything. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee explains that a person has to try to see a situation from the other

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    Mockingbird is a brilliant novel by Harper Lee that engraves moral lessons within its pages. The novel has many themes such as the true meaning of courage, the importance of education, and that a child’s perception is wiser than an adult’s. Throughout the novel, Harper Lee uses skillful language to tell her story and connect to her audience. Harper Lee utilizes literal language, symbolism, and imagery to bring the meaning of To Kill a Mockingbird to life. Lee manipulates literal language, such as

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    important lessons shown to her at a very young age. She had to learn, very quickly, that life would not always be easy and fun. She learned of the horrible ways men can treat other men and of the ugliness of station, poverty and hate. The author, Harper Lee, picked an interesting person to narrate the story. This had some advantages and disadvantages as the story progressed. This writing technique is a very versatile one. When the author uses Scout as the first person, she opens the reader’s eyes to

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is a book that i would reccomend for anyone to read. This book talks about the issues of prejidice and how it affects the community. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem broke his arm badley at the elbow. When it healed, and Jems's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury. His left arm was somewhat shorter than his right; when he stood or walked, the back of his hand was at right angles to