Jean Louis Finch Character Analysis

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Character Analysis Essay Have you ever been expected to act a certain way? To conform to the standards thrust upon the people of your ethnicity or gender? In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, the majority of Maycomb’s citizens are bigots whom thrive on societal propriety. Discrimination and segregation are intertwined with every aspect of the book. Jean Louis Finch is the embodiment of resilience, defying those who wish to confine her to social norms demonstrating that we should follow our own path. In complete disregard for the validation of the townspeople, Jean Louis Finch-commonly referred to as Scout- is protective of her father, Atticus, who is a benevolent transgressor. When Francis Hancock, Scout’s cousin, coined Atticus as a…show more content…
Her Aunt Alexandra provided the following explanation as to why Scout was being rejected the opportunity to befriend Walter Cunningham: “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him” (Lee 225). Scout succumbed to aggravation over such a derogatory description of her peer. When conversing with Jem later that day, she shared her perception of all people by saying, “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” (Lee 227). Scout’s statement eradicates the reader’s inquisitiveness on whether or not Scout has a wispy shadow of belief in racism or sexism, as the reader discovers it to be false. Jean Louis Finch’s character empowers the reader. Faith is restored in the hearts of many when Scout takes the road less traveled by and makes her own way toward womanhood. Jean Louis Finch is a splendid role model to those subjected to pressure. She proves superiority through gender and race a figment of an ignorant mind’s imagination through the means of the belief of equality. Discrimination is abolished in the soul of the reader, as it is banished from Jean Louis Finch’s
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