Complex Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird Character Analysis In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, there are many complex characters. A complex character is a character that goes through a change throughout the story as well as having a variety of traits and many sides to their personalities. One of the main characters, Scout Finch, is a complex character that shows how she can be determined, defensive, and understanding throughout this novel. At the first of the novel Scout is a bit of a tomboy and is determined to show people her point of view. When Scout started school, she was having a difficult time, because her teacher did not understand the ways of their town, Maycomb County. However, this did not stop Scout from trying to explain to Miss Caroline the ways of the people in Maycomb. “ I thought I had made things …show more content…

One of the most recognizable moments was when she finally met the neighborhood mystery man, Boo Radley. When she saw him the night he saved her life, she started to see the world in his eyes. She saw the way their neighborhood might have looked from Boo’s point of view and finally understood why he had done the things he did. She also came to a deeper understanding of Boo when they were walking down the street together, saying,“She would see Arthur Radley escorting me down the sidewalk as any gentlemen would do.” (Lee, 373) This is an important character trait for Scout, because you can see how much she has learned and grown from this experience. In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout is one of the many complex characters. Her main character traits were determination, defensiveness, and understanding. Through the novel Scout got more character traits as she learned and grew as a person. She came to a deeper understanding of people in Maycomb as well as the way the world

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