subject = english
title = Similarities of Harper Lee\'s life to her nove "to
kill a mockingbird"

To Kill A Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

What
similarities did Harper Lee’s life have with Scouts life?

In Harper Lee’s
story she writes about many things that happened to
her as a child. In the
story Harper is telling the story in the position scout is
in. Lee is actually
telling The story that she lived as a child. Her real life had
various similarities
to Scouts life. In this essay I will explain the similarities
of Harper Lee’s
life to Scouts life.

As Harper lee was growing up she lived in a sleepy
town named

Monroeville, Alabama. In this town she grew up hearing crazy stories
and
rumors which the townspeople would make up. As a child she also heard
a
lot of stories about ghosts, tall tales, and rumors. This reflects in her
story
with all the strange stories about Boo (Arthur) Radley.

At seven
years old she started writing and reading. Even before they
had taught her
these skills in school. She was an intellectual prodigy. She
was bored in
school and was much more intelligent than all the other kids. As
you remember
in the story Scout had learned to read and write way before all
the other
kids and Scout also was bored in school.

In real life Harper Lee was a tomboy.

In the story Scot was also a

Tomboy, she hadn’t even worn a dress until her
first day of school. Also

Harper’s best friend was here cousin Truman Capote.

Who is basically what

Dill (Charles Baker Harris) was in the book. Harper
was a child who for
some reason used rather adult words when she talked. If
you notice in the
book the vocabulary that Scout is using is complicated for
a child of merely
eight years old. She was also known to knock a boy down
and start fighting
with him. In the book Scout fought with a boy in two or
three occasions.

As a child Harper Lee and her cousin witnessed a KKK meeting.

For

Harper it was an experience that showed the evil in her community. This
experience
showed up in her book, where such comments like "Niger Lover"
were displayed
by the characters in her book.

In this essay I have displayed examples of
how The book "To Kill a

Mockingbird" compares to Harper Lee’s own childhood
experiences. I also
explained where some of the characters in the book compare
to people in her
real life.