Similarities Of Harper Lees Life To Her Nove “toTo Kill A MockingbirdBy Harper LeeWhatsimilarities did Harper Lee’s life have with Scouts life?In Harper Lee’sstory she writes about many things that happened toher as a child. In thestory Harper is telling the story in the position scout isin. Lee is actuallytelling The story that she lived as a child. Her real life hadvarious similaritiesto Scouts life. In this essay I will explain the similaritiesof Harper Lee’slife to Scouts life.
As Harper lee was growing up she lived in a sleepytown namedMonroeville, Alabama. In this town she grew up hearing crazy storiesandrumors which the townspeople would make up. As a child she also heardalot of stories about ghosts, tall tales, and rumors. This reflects in herstorywith all the strange stories about Boo (Arthur) Radley. At sevenyears old she started writing and reading. Even before theyhad taught herthese skills in school. She was an intellectual prodigy. Shewas bored inschool and was much more intelligent than all the other kids.
Asyou rememberin the story Scout had learned to read and write way before allthe otherkids and Scout also was bored in school. In real life Harper Lee was a tomboy.In the story Scot was also aTomboy, she hadn’t even worn a dress until herfirst day of school. AlsoHarper’s best friend was here cousin Truman Capote.Who is basically whatDill (Charles Baker Harris) was in the book. Harperwas a child who forsome reason used rather adult words when she talked. Ifyou notice in thebook the vocabulary that Scout is using is complicated fora child of merely eight years old. She was also known to knock a boy downand start fightingwith him.
In the book Scout fought with a boy in two orthree occasions. As a child Harper Lee and her cousin witnessed a KKK meeting.ForHarper it was an experience that showed the evil in her community. Thisexperienceshowed up in her book, where such comments like “Niger Lover” were displayedby the characters in her book.In this essay I have displayed examples ofhow The book “To Kill aMockingbird” compares to Harper Lee’s own childhoodexperiences. I alsoexplained where some of the characters in the book compareto people in herreal life.