Scout And Scout Character Analysis

752 Words4 Pages
Character Comparison Essay Lily from The Secret Life of Bees and Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird are two strong, memorable characters who are different, but they have a lot in common. Though they face difficult situations because of the loss of their mothers, they learn to cope with life in the south. The authors of these books created two distinctive characters, with many similarities and differences, both of whom are loved by readers. There are many similarities between the two characters. Both Lily and Scout lost their mothers when they were young and had to live with their fathers and their “stand-in mothers”, Calpurnia and Rosaleen. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus says “Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to… She’s a faithful member of this…show more content…
Lily ran away from T. Ray, and brought Rosaleen with her, which was an important act of bravery. After she found the Boatwrights, she had to think quickly and come up with a believable story to tell them. After Lily thought up a story to tell them, she says “the secret of a good lie is don’t overly explain, and throw in one good detail,” (Lee 76). This shows that she is witty and thinks rapidly. These traits also apply to Scout, especially when she is in a difficult situation. She shows these traits when she saw Atticus try to protect Tom Robinson from the gang. She could tell her father was in trouble, so she speaks to the gang, which shows bravery. Scout says “Atticus said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they are interested, … Mr. Cunningham displayed no interest in his son, so I tackled his entailment once more…,” (Lee 205) which shows that she knows how to quickly think of things to say. She made Mr. Cunningham come to his senses and call off the gang before someone got hurt. Lily and Scout are both daring and quick-thinking, which is shown in these

More about Scout And Scout Character Analysis

Open Document