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To Kill a Mockingbird: Nell Harper Lee
Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird: Nell Harper Lee
Atticus Finch is based on Lee's father, Amasa Coleman Lee.
Lee's childhood friend Truman Capote was the inspiration for Dill's character.
Tom Robinson is Lee's portrayal of the Scottsboro boys. Tom Robinson's Trial When Harper Lee was five years old, she witnessed the Scottsboro Boys' trial in which nine young black men were accused of raping two white woman.
This trial deeply affected Lee and became the basis of the case of Tom Robinson in the book.
Another trial, one of a man and his son accused of murder, also helped to shape the Robinson case because like in this case, Atticus loses the trial. Works Cited Anderson, Nancy G. "Harper Lee." Encyclopedia of Alabama. 23 June, 2011 http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1126 11 Oct, 2012
"Biography of Harper Lee." GradeSaver http://www.gradesaver.com/author/harper-lee/ 11 Oct, 2012
"To Kill a Mockingbird Reader's Guide - About the author." The Big Read http://www.neabigread.org/books/mockingbird/mockingbird04.php 11 Oct, 2012
"Harper Lee." NNDB http://www.nndb.com/people/572/000025497/ 11 Oct, 2012 How Her Life Relates to the Novel By: Jordan Thornton, Alex Linzy, Chace Tucker, and Cheyenne Marshall The Trials Since her father was a lawyer, Lee witnessed many trials. Two particular cases had a big impact on her novel.
The Scottsboro Boys' Case
Her father's defense case for a black man and his son accused of murdering a white man Harper Lee's Life Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama.
Her father, Amasa Coleman Lee, was a lawyer.
Lee was the youngest of four children.
She attended Huntigdon College and the University of Alabama. The Characters The People in Lee's Life Lee lived with her father, mother, and three siblings.
She had two sisters and a brother.
Her best friend and neighbor was future writer, Truman Capote. one of the Scottsboro boys Truman Capote