What were some of Harper Lee's influences?
Title kind of sums up the question.
- staisilLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Truman Capote was a lifelong friend of childhood neighbor Lee, and was allegedly the inspiration for the character of Dill in her best-seller. Lee aspired to become the "Jane Austen of Alabama." Lee wrote about her childhood memories incorporating the Scottsboro trials.
- GeorgeLv 58 years ago
Her fiction was certainly influenced and shaped by her childhood experiences, shared with a brother and two sisters and fellow author-to-be Truman Capote, a frequent summer visitor to Monroeville.