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Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird

By Cameron Bunka and Carolyn MacDonald

Carolyn MacDonald

on 14 November 2012

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Transcript of Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird

By Carolyn MacDonald and Cameron Bunka Nelle Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird Background Born: Monroeville, Alabama
Birth Date: April 28, 1926
Parents: Amasa Coleman Lee and Francis Cunningham Finch Lee
Siblings: Edwin, Alice, and Louise Growing Up 1944: Went to Huntingdon College
1945-1949: Transferred to University of Alabama
Summer of 1949: Exchange student at Oxford University
Fall of 1949: Dropped out to move to NY
Worked as a ticket agent/ wrote short stories
A close friend (financially) supported her writing career Connections Atticus Finch (father/lawyer): Amasa Lee
Jem Finch (older brother): Edwin Lee
Dill (childhood friend): Truman Capote
Scout (narrator/tomboy): Harper Lee
Boo Radley (human mockingbird): Stories
Tom Robinson (accused man): Events To Kill A Mockingbird Themes Published on July 11, 1960
Took 2 1/2 years to write
Takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s
Loosely based around Lee's family and friends Good vs. Evil
Social Inequality
The Law Plays and movies made
Won the Pulitzer Prize
Ranked ahead of the Bible
Only published novel
No interviews since 1964 Interviews? Theories
Only one good book
Very personal
She didn't write it
????? Later Years Modern American Literature Read by high schooolers in U.S.
Strong themes
Complex level of literature Bibliography “Harper Lee Biography.” http://www.harperlee.com/bio.htm . Web. 9 November 2012
"To Kill a Mockingbird." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird . Web. 9 November 2012
Özlem, Alptekin"What Are the Connections between Harper Lee's Life and her novel?" http://www.scribd.com/doc/55947106/What-Are-the-Connections-Between-Harper-Lee-s-Life-and-Her-Novel . Web. 9 November 2012
"To Kill a Mockingird Themes." http://www.gradesaver.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/study-guide/major-themes/ . Gradesaver. Web. 9 November 2012
Singh, Anita "Harper Lee to disclose why she stopped writing after 'To Kill A Mockingbird'." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/8463233/Harper-Lee-to-disclose-why-she-stopped-writing-after-To-Kill-A-Mockingbird.html . The Telegraph, 27 April 2011. Web. 9 November
Shields, Charles J. I Am Scout: The Biography of Haper Lee. Henry Holt and Co. 2008. Print.
"Harper Lee Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://www.biography.com/people/harper-lee-9377021>.
"Harper Lee: Childhood." Shmoop. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://www.shmoop.com/harper-lee/childhood.html>.
"Don't Mention the Mockingbird! The Reclusive Novelist Who Wrote the Classic Novel That Mesmerised 40 Million Readers." Mail Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1289793/Dont-mention-mockingbird-Meet-Harper-Lee-reclusive-novelist-wrote-classic-novel-mesmerised-40-million-readers.html>.
"Wild About Writing." Wild About Writing. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://wildaboutwriting.com/2010/07/09/why-did-harper-lee-never-publish-again/>.
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