subject = englishtitle = Similarities of Harper Lee’s life to her nove “to
kill a mockingbird”
To Kill A Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
similarities did Harper Lee’s life have with Scouts life?
In Harper Lee’s
story she writes about many things that happened to
her as a child. In the
story Harper is telling the story in the position scout is
in. Lee is actually
telling The story that she lived as a child. Her real life had
to Scouts life. In this essay I will explain the similarities
of Harper Lee’s
life to Scouts life.
As Harper lee was growing up she lived in a sleepy
Monroeville, Alabama. In this town she grew up hearing crazy stories
rumors which the townspeople would make up. As a child she also heard
lot of stories about ghosts, tall tales, and rumors. This reflects in her
with all the strange stories about Boo (Arthur) Radley.
years old she started writing and reading. Even before they
had taught her
these skills in school. She was an intellectual prodigy. She
was bored in
school and was much more intelligent than all the other kids. As
in the story Scout had learned to read and write way before all
kids and Scout also was bored in school.
In real life Harper Lee was a tomboy.
In the story Scot was also a
Tomboy, she hadn’t even worn a dress until her
first day of school. Also
Harper’s best friend was here cousin Truman Capote.
Who is basically what
Dill (Charles Baker Harris) was in the book. Harper
was a child who for
some reason used rather adult words when she talked. If
you notice in the
book the vocabulary that Scout is using is complicated for
a child of merely
eight years old. She was also known to knock a boy down
and start fighting
with him. In the book Scout fought with a boy in two or
As a child Harper Lee and her cousin witnessed a KKK meeting.
Harper it was an experience that showed the evil in her community. This
showed up in her book, where such comments like “Niger Lover”
by the characters in her book.
In this essay I have displayed examples of
how The book “To Kill a
Mockingbird” compares to Harper Lee’s own childhood
experiences. I also
explained where some of the characters in the book compare
to people in her