Scout Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Jean Louise Finch, commonly known as Scout, is the young and feisty narrator in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Scout is the youngest Finch of her family. She lives in a small town called Maycomb County with her brave brother Jem Finch, her intelligent father Atticus Finch, and Calpurnia who is the caretaker and housekeeper for Scout’s family. In Maycomb Scout also shares a best friend with her brother, his name is Dill. He comes to visit Maycomb every summer from Mississippi and stays with his aunt Rachel. The three of them have a mission to get Boo Radley to come out of his house, although they do get in trouble a few times. The characteristics that Scout Finch and I share are curiosity, aggression, empathy and adventure.
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In the novel Scout displays her strikingly aggressive side to her character. Scout is the type of girl that will stand up for herself and do what she feels is right, not caring what other people think. For example, in chapter three Scout beats up Walter Cunningham for getting her in trouble with her teacher. Miss Caroline does not appreciate Scout’s explanation for why Walter does not have a lunch. Miss Caroline scolds Scout and informs her that she is “Starting out on the wrong foot in every way, my dear.” (Lee 21). Also, the fact that Scout describes herself as a “tomboy” and refuses to be more feminine and polite at the beginning of the story, shows her disinterest for other people's opinions. I can relate this personality trait to myself because I also will stand up for myself and be myself without worry about other’s …show more content…

In the novel, Scout shows empathy during the Mayella Ewell and Tom Robinson case. Atticus tries to teach Scout a lesson about seeing life through the eyes of others and understanding other people's insecurities or flaws and treating them with respect without assuming. During Mayella’s testimony Scout realizes how isolated she is, how hard Mayella’s life must be with no friends, and a constant fear of her own father. This trait relates to me and my personal life because when I’m at school, out with my friends, or even at home, I constantly make sure to be aware of other people's feelings and make sure to put other people before myself. “Summer was the swiftness with which Dill would reach up and kiss me when Jem was not looking, the longings we sometimes felt each other feel” Scout stated (Lee 116) when she is remembering how much she misses Dill and all the fun they had especially in the summer. This quote is a direct example of empathy because Scout says they feel each other's

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