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
bit of trouble, this is because at her young age she was not to
acquainted to right and wrong, and she would never be able to overcome
this problem when the person she should be able to look up to can
not contemplate their own thoughts, “According to Miss
Stephanie…Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them
out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities.” (pg.11). If
Scout did not have such a great father to elaborate on how everyone is
entitled to their own opinions and that they are neither right nor
wrong, but it depends on how you take those opinions to how you live
your life. Going from a naïve little child to a mature girl which can
now look at things from another persons point of view. Scout Finch has
grown by the end of the novel to see that the depicted “mad man” of
the town is nothing that of what he is described, but a gentleman
which had been looking out for her those few summers, “Winter, and his
children shivered at the front gate, silhouetted against a blazing
house. Winter and a man walked into the street dropped his glasses,
and shot a dog. Summer, and he watched his children’s heart break.
Autumn again, and Boo’s children needed him.” (pg.279). By the end of

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