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Style is the writer what a person is rather then what he knows determines his style Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird could have been just another book about people growing up in the South during the 1930s Lees unique style turns just another book into a Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece and perhaps one of the greatest American novels Lees novel was turned into an Academy Award-winning film a classic in its own right but the film does not capture the pure genius of the way Lee puts her literary talents together Harper Lees dialogue background and symbol usage exhibits an unparalleled style The novel is highly dramatic and much of the text is in the form of dialogue Harper Lee makes sure she includes distinctive vocabulary that tells you about the character and attitude of the speaker The use of the word nigger is heavy in the novel the characters who are decent and un-racist do not use this expression Lee has the people who are racist and do cruel things say many vulgar words One aspect of the Lees unparalleled style is her treatment of the characters Southern accents the spelling changes and words run together to indicate the sound patterns of Southern speech them aint Maycombs ways Miss Caroline not really now dont you fret maam Lee 28 A reason why the dialogue is so true to life is because the author grew up in a southern area much like Maycomb County Maycomb County could be described as any normal Southern county during the 1930 in the United States To know the society as deeply as she does it is obvious that Lees life has a great impact on the novel Having the book so accurate Lee hits the reader with more impact and can express her views on prejudice and discrimination with stronger force and more focus The hatred and fear towards blacks and the violence between them are events that
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