What were some of Harper Lee's influences?

Title kind of sums up the question.

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  • 9 years ago
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    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.

  • George
    Lv 5
    9 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.

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