Atticus Finch 's Influence On Her Wit And Tomboyish Personality

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Scout Finch was like any other girl at the beginning of the book, known for her wit and tomboyish personality. Most notably, though, she had been known for her father, Atticus Finch. Atticus was a prominent figure throughout the whole story. He stood up for what he believed in, nor did he follow the crowd. Atticus had raised his children by himself after his wife passed away of an unexpected heart attack. His children were Jem and Scout. Jem was Scouts older brother, whom she trusted and looked up to. Atticus was assigned to the case of Tom Robinson, a colored man convicted of raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Scout received harsh criticism because her father was standing up for a black man, who allegedly raped a white girl. She tried to hold her tongue when her own cousin called Atticus a "nigger-lover," but instead she found herself getting in trouble for fighting with him. She learned to not speak out so bluntly early on- when she began school, she soon found that most children had not learned how to read and write, and that left her in the position of that her father was trying to damage her education. Her teacher told her she did not want Scout reading with her father anymore. Scout was an intelligent little girl from the start, very curious to take in what the world had to offer her. She learned that following the crowd wasn 't right, and that people should stand up for what they believe in. However, people don 't just wake up with their whole paradigm of…

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