To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee And Albert Camus: Literary Analysis

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Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, come from very different backgrounds and culture. Studies have shown that their cultures and backgrounds influenced their writing of the novels, granted they claimed that these novels had nothing to do with their passed. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there is a part in the book when Tom Robinson, a black field hand, accused for raping Bob Ewells daughter, Mayella. When Lee was 10 years old, a white woman near her hometown, Monroeville, AL, falsely accused a black man named Walter Lett, for raping her. The story and trial were both covered by her father’s newspaper. Lett was sentenced to death and convicted of the rape. Robinson was sentenced to death as well as Lett, but died trying to escape prison camp. Harper Lee’s mothers name was Francis Cunningham Finch, She uses all three of her mother’s names for characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. When Lee was in the nursery she met a boy named Truman Streckfus, they began to come very close and eventually grew a bond with each other. Dill is a character based off of Truman. In the book Lee based the town of the book off of hers. She lived in Monroeville, AL, and the book setting was in the town of Macomb, AL. The towns both had neighbors who knew…show more content…
Towards the end of the book, Camus starts to describe his feelings right before his is going to be killed. He first says how he doesn’t care and is going to die anyways at some point. As he nears the guillotine he describes it as something that is automatic and always the same so basically it doesn’t matter, he wishes that it would not work one time and let someone live. Saying this he is trying to describe our lives, our life isn’t always the same forever, it is short and we can change it so that’s what matters. Our life is the opposite of guillotine we can change it instead of it being the same our whole life so therefore it does
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