Character profile for Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1) (page 1)
The Character Traits of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee 's To Kill a Mockingbird was published in Instantly successful, widely read in high schools and middle schools in the United States, it has become a classic of modern American literature winning the Pulitzer Prize. Atticus Finch is the middle-aged father of Jem and Scout Finch. He is a lawyer and was once known as "One-shot Finch" and "the deadest shot in Maycomb County. He appears to support racial equality and was appointed to represent Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell. The town disapproves of him defending Tom especially when he makes clear his intent to defend Tom Robinson to the best of his abilities. He was also an honest person, he tried to help everyone he could.
To Kill a Mockingbird , novel by Harper Lee , published in Enormously popular, it was translated into some 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. In it won a Pulitzer Prize. Atticus is a well-known and respected lawyer. He teaches his children to be empathetic and just, always leading by example. Although Atticus presents a defense that gives a more plausible interpretation of the evidence—that Mayella was attacked by her father, Bob Ewell—Tom is convicted.
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To Kill a Mockingbird - Characters - Harper Lee
The novel is written from the point of view of an adult Scout describing how she viewed the events of the novel as a child, and she often comments about how she didn't understand something at the time, but now, having grown up, she does. Scout is considered smart for her age, and loves to read. In fact, she gets in trouble with her teacher Miss Caroline because Miss Caroline wants Scout to learn reading and writing her way, but Scout refuses. She is also a tomboy who spends the majority of her time with her brother Jem and best friend Dill. She matures from age 6 to age 8 as the novel progresses but still remains naive and idealistic, despite an increased understanding of human nature and racism in her town.
Scout may or may not be a lover, but she's definitely a fighter. At the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird , fighting is her solution to everything: she goes after Walter Cunningham after she gets in trouble on his behalf on the first day of school, she beats up Dill when she thinks he's not paying enough attention to her, and she kicks a member of the lynch mob where it counts, no less when he grabs Jem. When news of Atticus's defense of Tom Robinson percolates down to the schoolyard, it's no wonder that she responds with her fists to the kids' ugly name-calling. So, why the short temper? Well, for one thing, she does seem to win her fights most of the time, so it's a technique that's working for her. For another, if might makes right, then she doesn't need to worry about the trickier business of figuring out the moral right: righteousness goes to whoever is the better fighter.