Jean "Scout" Finch

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Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is the narrator and hero of the story. Scout lives with her father, Atticus, her brother, Jem, and their black cook, Calpurnia, in Maycomb, Alabama. She is intelligent and a tomboy. Scout has an aggressive streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. As the novel progresses, this faith is tested by the hatred and prejudice that emerge during Tom Robinson’s trial. Scout eventually learns that in order to know who people are you have to put yourself in their shoes, don’t kill mockingbirds, and the importance of moral teaching. During the novel Scout learns that in order to know who people really are you have to put yourself in their shoes. The lesson means that people may not be who they really appear to be. For example in the novel Author Radley is thought of as an evil man that eats rats and even children. Soon to find out that Radley is not evil but he is a nice guy. He is appeared as a bad guy because of hid cruel father that drastically scared him for life. During the novel Boo Radley leaves Scout, Jem and their friend Dill presents in a tree. Then later on he saves the kids’ when they about to be stabbed to death by a mad man plotting revenge against their father. But, despite all the nice and heroic things Boo Radley does, Scout doesn’t realize how good he is until she steps on the Radley’s porch to imagine all the events of the past in the eyes of Author “Boo” Radley. Another lesson Scout learns is not to kill mockingbirds. This lesson has two meanings. The first one is that mockingbirds don’t eat your plants or harm anything. This was the reason why the children were allowed to shoot any other bird except mockingbirds, when their father gave them guns. The other meaning is that you should try to shoot down anyone who is weak or helpless. To kill a mockingbird in this sense means to take advantage of
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