To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout is one of the main characters and the narrator in the story “To kill a mockingbird” by Harper Lee. She is depicted as “Scout” but her real name is Jean Louise Finch. Throughout the book Scout is good hearted, thoughtful, and intelligent. These traits are what make her such an interesting character in the novel. Scout is good hearted. We witness this when a fellow student of scout has no money for lunch at school. Her teacher was nice enough to give the student some money for lunch because she felt bad for the child but the problem was that the student was poor and had no money to pay the teacher back. So scout being good she told the teacher that the student had no money because she didn’t want him to suffer of finding money to pay the teacher back. She tells the teacher “Walter Cunningham was sitting there laying his head off. He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He probably never had seen three quarters in his life.” As a good hearted character she also told the teacher “the Cunningham’s never took anything they can’t pay back, any church baskets and scrip stamps. They never took anything off of anybody; they get along on what they have.” This shows that scout is good hearted person. Scout is thoughtful. Even thought at the beginning of the story she was a very innocent little girl with no evil experiences of the world. As it progressed she encountered her first evil as racial prejudice in the trial of Tom Robinson. Since scout is a thoughtful character, she learns that humanity has a great capacity for evil and for good, and that evil can an overturn of sympathy and understanding. This shows us that scout is thoughtful. Scout is intelligent. Unlike most children her age, scouts father “Atticus” was very educated which gave her the advantage to learn more than most children. Atticus play a huge role also in the story for scout as he is very consistent...
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