Scout Finch Character Analysis To Kill A Mockingbird

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To kill A MockingBird Essay/ Character analysis

Although there multiple interesting characters in To Kill A Mockingbird there is one that is quite fascinating. Her name is Jean Louise Finch or Scout as she is often referred to as. She is the narrator of the story and most of it comes from her point of view. Scout is a small, caucasian girl living in Maycomb County, Alabama. Scout has a somewhat complex personality. She is caring yet rude at times, compassionate yet rough. She sticks up for her family’s and her own pride.Although, when people make remarks regarding her family, she doesn’t always handle it the right way. Scout likes to take out her anger and stand up to people with her fists instead of her head. Jean Louise, although sometimes misguided, usually has good intentions just goes about it the wrong way. She is a young woman maturing and trying to find her place in the world and learning important lessons
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She learns not to judge people based on what she hears. For example, the stories and rumors about Boo Radley, a neighbor of hers.“Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten, his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time(Lee 13).”This was a common rumor. The rumors lead her to believe that he is a monster and he kills in the middle of the night. These rumors were false as she comes to learn. But on her journey she met many people that she judged at first but after she got to know them she understood. Not everything you hear about people is true. After learning this important lesson she began to see where she fit in. Scout learned that no matter if she were a man or female she had a place in the world and she made a
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