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Is Maycomb real?

Last Updated: 14th January, 2020

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That's how Scout Finch describes the steadfastlySouthern setting of Harper Lee's beloved novel, “To Kill AMockingbird.” Maycomb is a fictional city, but it'sbased on Lee's birthplace and childhood home of Monroeville, inMonroe County, Alabama, where Lee died on Friday.

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In this manner, is To Kill a Mockingbird based on a real story?

The plot and characters are loosely based onLee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event thatoccurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, whenshe was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth andhumor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racialinequality.

Also Know, who is Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird based on? Truman Capote

Beside this, is Atticus Finch based on a real person?

Atticus is a lawyer and resident of the fictionalMaycomb County, Alabama, and the father of Jeremy "Jem"Finch and Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Lee basedthe character on her own father, Amasa Coleman Lee, an Alabamalawyer, who, like Atticus, represented black defendants in ahighly publicized criminal trial.

Why is it called To Kill a Mockingbird?

In this story of innocents destroyed by evil, the'mockingbird' comes to represent the idea of innocence.Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence."Mockingbirds are not the only birds in the book. Finch, the lastname of Scout, Jem, and Atticus, is a small bird.

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Was there a remake of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Did Capote write To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Is Atticus Black?

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Who was Atticus?

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Is Jem Finch dead?

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