Harper Lee to Kill a Mockingbird Harper
Lee is American author who was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, and died in 2016. To Kill a Mockingbird, is one Harper Lee's most well-known books. The Book was released in 1960 and is now regarded as one of the greatest American novels of all time. The book, which examines themes including racism, justice, and the loss of innocence, is based on Lee's life and experiences. This essay examines Harper Lee's as the author of the novel and how To Kill a Mockingbird depicts her life.
The Great Depression, which Lee experienced growing up in a small Alabama town, had a significant influence on her and is reflected in the novel. Atticus Finch, the attorney who defends Tom Robinson in the book, is commonly thought to be modeled on her father, who also happened to be an attorney. Truman Capote who is Lee? s friend is credited for informing the creation of the character Dill in the book. According to Haggerty (2010) the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird is the made-up Alabama town of Maycomb, which is modeled by Harper Lee's native Monroeville. The story is set in the 1930s, when prejudice and segregation were pervasive in the South. The narrative follows Scout Finch as she matures in a community that is sharply divided along racial lines. Scout is Atticus Finch's little daughter.
Racism is one of the book's main theme, and Lee's personal experiences growing up in the South are a reflection of racism (Sastrawijaya 2021). Lee saw the prejudice and discrimination that black people endured, and this is clear in how she writes about Tom Robinson, a black man who is wrongfully accused of rape in the novel. The prejudice and injustice that prevailed in the South at the time are strongly indicted by Robinson's trial. The novel also addresses the issue of innocence loss, which is something that many individuals feel as they become older. Lee's personal experiences as a child growing...