A hero is a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose,

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A hero is a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. To kill A Mockingbird A hero is a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. At the beginning of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Jean Louise (Scout) Finch demonstrated little or none of the qualities attributed to be a hero. Although, by the end of the novel Scout Finch had gone through so much change she can be depicted as the sole hero of the novel. Scout Finch was a naive child at the beginning of the novel, but by the end the prejudice that seemed to run the way she viewed others had dissipated. Scout Finch may have been small in stature but she surely was not one to run from confrontation. Scout Finch showed determination to understand the vague issues of what was going on in her town even if it was beyond her years and even after being stereotyped by many. A hero is what Jean Louise Finch is and if others can not see that they are sadly mistaken, for heroism does not come often, and when it is gone that is when you need it the most. From an inexperienced boisterous child to a well mannered competent young lady Jean Louise Finch had become by the end of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. An immature little girl following the actions and beliefs of others, but when faced with the raw truth she learns how to perform and think for herself. When the novel starts off Scout Finch is not yet six years old, and that just may be the only time in her life in which she will feel uncertainty to the actions and views of her peers and her seniors. When it came to thinking for herself Scout Finch had quite a... ... middle of paper ... ... exceeded these “requirements”. Scout’s nobility to her family was second to none in this novel. She showed extreme loyalty to her father when he needed it the most, be it from stranger or skeptical cousins. Scout showed courage and at the same time innocence when her father faced a lynch mob and she ran in to comfort him. Heroism is not witnessed to be done by the young in society, but in a non-fiction book as To Kill a Mockingbird heroism can be seen from the smallest of characters, stature wise. Jean-Louise Scout Finch survives a quick scrape with death only because of a man which was always there to look out for her even if she thought badly of him. The ability to understand, forgive, and look at things through another person’s point of view and surely the ability to be courageous is what Jean-Louise Scout Finch possesses and is what makes her a hero.

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