Scout Finch Character Analysis Essay

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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 …show more content…
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 the world shifted, they have to grow and flow along the years of youth and adolescence. People have to open their eyes and see the world differently, but not on command. Scout wasn 't a huge philosopher as a child, as a normal growing child would not be. Rumors went into her ears and stuck inside her head. From the beginning of the book, Scout imagined Boo Radley, or Arthur Radley, to be what everyone made up of him, a poor lost child who was also some maniac and a threat to society. His father had him holed up inside his house for years. He had been a victim, not a threat. A victim of abuse. Maybe not physically, but emotionally. He never got to live his childhood years, never got to fulfill his memories with happy …show more content…
But all of a sudden, Boo Radley appeared, and killed Bob Ewell, saving the children. He had always been there for them- he was no monster. It would be wrong to push him out in the spotlight for killing Bob Ewell, because he was saving the children.
"An ' they chased him 'n ' never could catch him 'cause they didn 't know what he looked like, an ' Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn 't done any of those things... Atticus, he was real nice..." (Lee 322) And with the response of Atticus saying; "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." (Lee 323) Boo Radley had not been a horrible person as everyone had said. Neither was Tom Robinson, unfortunately most people would never find that out about him. He was an innocent man, charged with rape. If he was white, would he still have been found guilty? It 's almost like a white mans word is law. Things were either black, or white. There were no shades of gray. To Atticus, he saw everything in between the lines. Scout Finch began to see things, not just look at

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