Characteristics Of Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout Finch as A Complex Character in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The narrator is Scout Finch. She's a 7-year-old girl, and the daughter of Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a well known respected lawyer. Scout tells us her story about growing up in a small town in Alabama in the 1930’s. She is a quite complex character who has negative and positive traits. While she can also be really cruel, rude, and a very compassionate little girl. Firstly, Scout can be quite a cruel girl. She shows her cruelty on her first day of school. Scout had gotten into trouble at school with her teacher Miss Fisher for explaining why Walter Cunningham could not accept the quarters she was trying to give to him. Therefore Scout decided to take her anger…show more content…
In the end, Scout has to eat in the kitchen instead of being with everyone else. After Scout impolite behavior it leaves her even more angry with Walter Cunningham. Lastly, Scout is compassionate. She shows her compassion when she stops playing the Radley game. “Boo Radley”, a game where they reenact the Radley family story. Jem, Dill, and Scout had made it a daily habit however Scout had no longer felt comfortable doing it anymore. Atticus also did not like the game and warned them to stop. Scout says “Atticus arrival home was the second reason I wanted to quit playing the game. The first reason happened that day as I rolled into the Radley yard.. I had heard..someone inside the house was laughing.”(pg.41) Scout realized that Boo was probably embarrassed by seeing the children act his life out in public. This was probably a good decision because Atticus didn't like them sticking their nose into the Radley's business. Scout is sympathetic since she thinks Boo is inside the house and no longer wants to make fun of him by playing the
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