Scout Finch Childhood

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Brice M Mrs.Brown Pre-Ap English II 2 September 2014 Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” Scout Finch narrates the story in first person. The story is told in the form of a flashback,with parts narrated without dialogue personifying a mature perspective however, there is an underlying child-like view as well. In the beginning of the book Lee states, “when enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them…” (Lee 1) showing that when one matures it often gives them a clearer perspective. Scout is a character in the story, therefore her reflections of childhood are full of emotion. Scout is a feisty, emotional, and very impulsive person which may be viewed by some as weakness. For example, Scout puts herself in danger by running to Atticus at the jail house, after her older brother, Jem, tells her not to because the angry mob was to dangerous. Also, she got into a fight defending her father against Walter Cunningham ‘s derogatory comments about her father. Her strengths include an ability to recall the…show more content…
Church. They are approached by multiple individuals that are angry about white folk being in their church. Calpurnia approaches the matter with a level head. She, as a black woman entering a black only church with two white children, ignores the questions being asked as a mob forms that is eventually broke up by the reverend. Calpurnia was living a double life, one in which she acts and speaks as a white woman, and one in which she embraces her color. She continually tries to reason with adversity by keeping her mouth closed and allowing Reverend Sykes to properly introduce the Finch children to the congregation. Reverend Sykes helps clear the air when he takes the pulpit in front of the congregation announcing, “Brethren and sisters, we are particularly glad to have company with us this

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