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The Relationship Between Truman Capote and Harper Lee

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by WillnHaley Catrett on 2 November 2012

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Transcript of The Relationship Between Truman Capote and Harper Lee

Born in New Orleans in 1924
His parents divorced when he was 4 years old.
Abandoned by his mother
Moved in with elderly aunts and cousins in Monroeville, Alabama
He was openly gay.
Died in 1984 Truman Capote Harper Lee Born on April 28, 1926
Raised in Monroeville, Alabama
Her father was a lawyer
When she was younger her father took her to her first trial, the Scottsboro case left a deep impression on Harper Lee. Which later was used as a rough basis for the events in To Kill a Mockingbird.
She is still very much alive today. Growing Up Together They grew up in Monroeville, Alabama. Truman Capote didn't have any other friends besides Harper Lee. He had odd habits and was very shy. Truman Capote and Harper Lee were both interested in crime. They went to trials with Harper Lee's father. Her father also bought them a 20 pound Underwood typewriter and they would write stories about their neighbors. To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird was written from what Harper Lee has experienced in her lifetime.
Dill was a character based on Truman Capote.
Truman Capote helped start rumors that the book was written by Harper Lee, but he came up with all of it.
Before he died, he admitted he did not write it.
Ending of Their Friendship Truman Capote became very selfish and greedy as he got older. He pushed Harper Lee to the side. Harper Lee helped him write In Cold Blood, but Truman Capote gave credit to himself and his former lover. Not long after that, Harper Lee never wrote another book, became invisible to the public, and refused to do ANY interviews. Truman Capote was the complete opposite until he died. Truman Capote and Harper Lee Picture of them in Kansas.
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