How Is Scout Finch A Dynamic Character

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Scout Finch Harpers Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, was told from the first-person perspective of Scout, Jean Louise, and Finch and was a unique blend of Scout’s younger and older self. 1933 in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. The Great Depression had affected the city badly and was still affecting them. Maycomb was a tired old place with grass growing on the sidewalks, rainy days making the ground turn red and it was always scorching hot. It was a small town with a disease going around and the disease was racism. The racism will show during the trial of Tom Robinson which will be the main plot of the story. Scout Finch was a thoughtful, smart, and good-willed person. She demonstrated the theme of growing up throughout the whole novel. …show more content…

First, she was a round character because there were times when she had multiple ways she acted and developed throughout the years. She was also dynamic cause grew throughout the story for instance at the start of the story she didn’t know why people didn’t like Tom Robinson, but as she grows she starts to realize the racism around her. Unfortunately, Scout’s smarts were a blessing and a curse. Her smarts held her back in school when the teacher didn’t let her read anymore because she was too smart for the class. For that reason she also hated school. Scout was a very smart child and a good-hearted person who always did the right thing. “One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough" (Lee 321). This quote shows that she was a good person and thinks with a good heart. Jem shows how smart Scout was with this quote “If he didn’t teach you, who did? You weren’t born reading The Mobile Register”(Lee 22). Scout was also very thoughtful as shown in this quote “No, everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowin'. That Walter's as smart as he can be, he just gets held back sometimes because he has to stay out and help his daddy. Nothing's wrong with him. Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks.”(Lee 37). In conclusion, Scout Finch was one of the most if not the most important characters in …show more content…

She grew up never understanding what was going on around her, but as she grew older she understood the bad things that were happening around her. Scout grew up in a very racist town, surrounded by racists every day she had to know what was right and what was wrong. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life”(Lee 330). This quote shows that there was racism and she did have to grow and realize what was morally right and wrong. That leads to our second theme prejudice. Scout didn’t always know what was right and wrong early on in the story, a example of this would be this quote. “Atticus, are we going to win it?” “No, honey.” “Then why – ” “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (Lee ch 9). This quote shows that no matter how hard they tried, they were not going to win cause of the unfair bias already set upon the case. The final theme shows courage and bravery. The way that this was shown was through the quote “Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fightin'

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