Character Analysis Of Scout In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout (Jean Louise Finch) is a captivating narrator who compels the reader to listen to the story through her personality. While using narration, dialogue and settings in the story To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM), by Harper Lee, Scout’s courageous, touchy, and rather inquisitive nature was unraveled in an inventive and undercover way. In order to adequately understand Scout as a character, the reader must look deeper to look into her mind instead of 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.…show more content…
Easily irked, Scout was a target for her cousin Francis during Christmas at Finch’s Landing. Francis knew how easy it was to push Scout’s buttons and lure her into a fight, so while walking away, he said Atticus was a n***-word lover. Taking the bait, Scout quickly jumped up and grabbed his collar. “‘He is not!’ I roared. ‘I don’t know what you’re talkin’ about, but you better cut it out this red hot minute!” (Harper Lee 110). Before she could react, Francis jerked loose and repeated the insult. Scout ran after him and things escalated quickly. Francis wouldn’t stop with the insults so Scout, finally fed-up, threw a punch that landed directly on his teeth (Harper Lee 110-112). Her dialogue was what revealed her impulsive reactions to teasing. When Aunt Alexandra first came to Maycomb, Scout had to get used to her ways. First, she got into some trouble, and Jem advised her to stop antagonizing Aunt Alexandra. Again, Scouts short-temper got the best of her. “‘You tryin’ to tell me what to do?’” “‘Jee crawling hova, Jem! Who do you think you are?’” “‘You damn morphodite, I’ll kill you!’” It seems that people should have been careful of what they said to Scout because her responses were erratic and
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