Scout Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Jean Louise Finch, or Scout, is portrayed throughout the novel as a young, immature girl who loves her father and her not too much older brother (Shackelford 115). Even with her immature side, Scout faces experiences to force adolescent years upon her to understand what is taking place around her. The story is shown through the little girls eyes as a protagonist. During the beginning of the novel, Scout has no experience with the evils of the world. The exceedingly limited viewpoints she has are from occurrences she gathered at home from her family (Roden 2597). Growing up with men, Scout would rather solve issues with her fist than with her head (Castleman). Her first year of school is the hardest because of her lack of experience outside…show more content…
Atticus tells her that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you crawl inside of his skin and walk around in it”( Lee 30). Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is always finding herself walking through someone else’s shoes. Whether it be her teacher, Atticus, Boo Radley or Tom, Scout tries to understand better by looking at the other person’s point-of-view and compromising with the situation. Scout learns to be humane and to apply compassion and kindness when making sudden judgments with Atticus’ help (Champion). Growing up with Atticus helps Scout develop an open mind: unprejudiced and individual. When her father takes Tom Robinson’s case, she tries her best to hold her head high but soon realizes the challenge it brings to do so when she hears the chatter behind her family’s back. Not being able to take it anymore, Scout bloodies her cousin’s nose for repeating accusations. This shows that Scout is still young and childish. Although she is maturing quickly, Scout is still trying to understand what is going on but sadly does not fully
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