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Qualities Of Scout Essay

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Scouts life is filled with many obstacles and decisions which really bring out her traits. They are scouts innocence which is very easily understandable considering she is only 6 years old. Scout also demonstrates exceptional intelligence for her age, she can read, write, and problem solve better than most kids her age. Scout is open minded about many things in the story, she is able to see things from others point of view and often puts herself in their shoes for the situations she notices they are in. Scouts full name is Jean Louise Finch. she is 6 years old and lives in maycomb. She has a brother named jem, a dad named Atticus, A miad/family member named Calpurnia, and a best friend ...view middle of the document...

After walking Boo Radley home, she is standing on the porch and after a long realization of how his life must have been she repeats a line that has been said many times in the story. “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. (Scout 279)”. All these examples show just how smart Scout is. She has learned much in her years and by all standards is smarter than the average kid her age.

Scout showed how open minded she is when she said “the Cunninghams never took anything they can't pay back” (Scout 20). this is open minded because scout doesn't see the Cunninghams as being worse than others because they're poor. she in fact sees them as just ordinary people with a different set of morals than her. she points this out to her teacher not to be rude to Walter, but just to inform her of “Maycomb's ways” Another case of scout being open minded is her indifference with Calpurnia's skin color. Scout doesn't see Calpurnia as a lesser person just because she's black. She looks at her as a family member that she trusts. she gets annoyed with Calpurnia often, but never once makes any remark to her that berates her about doing something because she's black. these are the ways Scout demonstrates how open minded she is.
Scout maintains her innocence throughout about ¾ of the story. she demonstrates this through her many lines in the book. For instance, while Atticus was about...

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