Scout Finch 's Moral Lessons On Life And The Trial Essay

975 Words Oct 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Scout Finch is the opposite of the stereotypical person in her time. First off, she is the exact opposite of a so called “Lady”, choosing to wear overalls and play with Jem all day over mid day brunches and fancy dresses. More importantly are Scout’s beliefs on society. Scout is in constant confusion as to why people are treated the way they are. Like why she can’t spend the night with Calpurnia, or why she can’t have dinner with a Cunningham. This troubles Scout the most, who just can’t wrap her brain around why she is limited on what she can do with good hearted people. As she progresses through her Character Arc she seems to gain more insight into why, yet this does not changer her opinion that it is unfair. This is further characterized through her Father Atticus’s moral lessons on life and the trial he plays a role in. He teaches Scout that all people should be treated equal, and to not judge somebody without first imagining things from their position. Both of these ideals are quite the opposite of what is seen during the 1930’s, where linch mobs and corrupted trials killed hundreds of innocent people. Scouts morals are more aligned with equality and being understanding than the blatant hate people have for each other, due to someone’s race or social class.

Scout has always been a bit of a rebel, trying to get out of school, sneaking into Boo Radley’s yard, or just plain going against societies stereotypes. Scout is definitely a tomboy, at times she is more of a boy…

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