Similarities Between Harper Lee And Truman Capote

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“So lets ignore each other, try to pretend the other person doesn't exist, but deep down, we both know it wasn't supposed to end like this”. quote by Unknown. Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her world famous book To Kill a Mockingbird in the year 1960. One specific character named Dill, was based off of her childhood friend Truman Capote. While Mr. Capote based his character, Idabel Thompkins, in his novels Other Voices, Other Rooms, on Harper. Infamous the book and movie also had Harper as a main character. Their friendship was presumed unbreakable, but nothing last forever. Harper Lee and Truman Capote's relationship developed and benefited the two in similar ways; it helped inspire their writings, but eventually led to their downfall. …show more content…

She had three older siblings, a brother and two sisters. At age five, Harper met her neighbor Truman Capote. Truman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1924. Capote was mostly neglected by his parents and sent away to Monroeville during the summer to live with his aunt. Truman was a shy yet perceptible boy. He was bullied verbally by other kids at school, while Lee was a bold tomboy. The two opposite children seemed to attract. Lee adored Capote, calling him "a Pocket Merlin" because he had a bright and innovative mind. Harper and Truman’s friendship grew over the years from their passion for Sherlock Holmes and the Rover Boys, They spent many summer afternoons wrapped in their mystery novels. As they grew older Harper and Truman decided to write stories of their own. Harper’s dad made this possible for them. Amasa Coleman Lee, Harper’s father, took care of Harper while owning The Monroe Journal, the town's newspaper. He naturally possessed a typewriter, bringing Harper and her best friend able to type their random

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