To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The Character of Scout

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In this essay you will be informed about Jean Louise Finch, or other-wise known as Scout, after reading this essay you will understand about her physical description, conflicts, courage, and emotional moments discussed in the book , 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' by Harper Lee. Scout is just a straight, plain tom-boy. She wears dirty overalls, very scruffy, has bangs and, like most tom-boys, hates to wear dresses. That was just to tell a little about her physically you will find more about her behaviour while reading the following paragraphs. There are moments in this book that show conflict between Scout and other characters. An example of a conflict is between Scout and Cecil Jacob, a class-mate. This conflict is about her father, Atticus, Cecil said that Atticus was a nigger-lover. The same conflict came up again but this time it was between Scout and Francis, her cousin, about her dad, Atticus, being a nigger-lover, this conflict started on page 83-86. A part of this is below (page 86): '"What did Francis call him[Atticus]?". "A nigger-lover...."' One other conflict was with an old lady, Mrs. Dubose, this conflict was started by Mrs. Dubose, she had started this problem because she was being snappy at Scout for no reason, Scout hated her, this hate is shown on page 99. It is stated below: '"Jem and I hated her[Mrs. Dubose]."' So after Scout had found out Mrs. Dubose's reason for be snappy all the time, the reason was she was sick and on the drug Morphine. Scout is an extremely courageous character too. Since I've told you about the Cecil Jacobs' conflict you might be thinking, "What a JERK!!" Scout does too and wants to make him eat a knuckle-sandwich! The amazing and courageous part is that she has never turned down a fight in her life but now she does because Atticus had said for her not to listen and most importantly of all not to fight back. So she is not fighting back because of her love for Atticus but taking the blow, as in letting them call her and her father names. I call this being a courageous human-being. This drama is shown on pages 75-77. I have taken an example from pages 76-77: '"You gonna take that back, boy[Cecil Jacobs]?" '"You gotta make me first!" .... "My parents say...." I drew a bead on him, remembered what Atticus had said, then dropped my fists and walked away, "Scout's a coward!" ringing in my ears.
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