Harper Lee is the author of To Kill A Mockingbird. She was born in Monroe County (where Walter is from and was tried), and the county continues to proudly associate itself with her fame. Throughout Walter’s ordeal, Stevenson is disturbed by the parallels between Walter’s case and Lee’s famous novel.
Harper Lee Quotes in Just Mercy
The Just Mercy quotes below are all either spoken by Harper Lee or refer to Harper Lee. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Sentimentality about Lee’s story grew even as the harder truths of the book took no roots.
Related Characters:Bryan Stevenson (speaker), Walter McMillian, Harper Lee
Related Symbols:To Kill a Mockingbird
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Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players
...he begins by discussing Walter’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Monroeville was also the birthplace of Harper Lee , the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, the famous novel that features a black...
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