Essay On Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, the daughter of Atticus Finch, was a feisty and noble girl. She never gave up on anything, such as wanting to see Boo Radely or stop reading with Atticus when Ms. Fisher to told her to stop. Scout wasn’t afraid to put up a fight with anyone who gave her trouble. Throughout the novel, Scout presents herself as headstrong, dynamic, and compassionate—all of these qualities which made her an admirable person in Maycomb County. Scout is a headstrong person because she is determined not to do something if she doesn’t want to. When Aunt Alexandra—Atticus’ sister who stays with them for a while—insisted for Scout to wear a dress and act more like a lady, but Scout is adamant …show more content…
When Scout wanted to invite Walter Cunningham over to eat supper and play after she found out about one of his relatives was on the jury and was actually on Tom’s side, Aunt Alexandra refuses and calls him “trash”. Scout is upset and says that, “[Jem] caught me by the shoulders, put his arm around me, and led me sobbing in fury to his bedroom” (Lee 301). Scout was upset about what Aunt Alexandra called Walter because she had considered him her friend. Scout was willing to stand up for someone in a heartbeat. Also, Scout went to Atticus crying after Jem yelled at her about the trial. Scout always went to Atticus for comfort whenever she needed consolation. Scout was compassionate because she was never afraid to let her true emotions come out. Scout Finch, a headstrong, dynamic and compassionate character, teaches readers not to be afraid when difficult times occur. She taught readers that sometimes the young is braver than the old. Throughout times such as the Great Depression, the Tom Robinson trial, and growing up, Scout never lost hope. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch showed readers what it was like to be young again—a place where some of the greatest life lessons are

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