To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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Jean Louise Finch (Scout) is a captivating narrator who compels the reader to listen to the story through her personality. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee, uses narration, dialogue, and setting to unravel Scout’s courageous, touchy, and rather inquisitive nature in an inventive and thrilling way. In order to adequately understand Scout as a character, the reader must look deeper to look into her mind rather than skimming the first layer. “‘You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view...’” (Harper Lee 39). Miraculously, Scout kept her composure after two traumatizing events. Upon being attacked by a savage man, most nine-year-olds would be a wreck of emotions, but not Scout. All she worried about was Jem. Just a few minutes before, Bob Ewell attacked the two children on their way home from the Halloween celebration. Jem and Scout couldn’t see, however they could hear shuffling behind them and knew something suspicious was about to happen. Based on Scout’s narration, she was more frightened than she seemed. “I said it more to convince myself than Jem, for sure enough, as we began walking, I heard what he was talking about. It was not my costume.” (Harper Lee 349). When in the moment, Scout held her breath, acted calm, and suggested it was only Cecil attempting to scare them once again.. However, when Scout looked back on the situation while narrating the story, she explained she was trying to reassure herself in
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