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The Analysis Of Scout Finch: "To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee.

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Scout Finch.Harper Lee uses many great writing techniques to create vivid characters in "To Kill a Mockingbird". One of the most defined characters as well as interesting is Scout Finch, the young daughter of Atticus and loving sister to Jem. Scout is a girl full of many qualities. Three of Scout's salient characteristics, which contribute to her charm but also keep her in trouble, are her feistiness, intelligence, and curiosity.Scout Finch is a girl who stands up for her family heritage, whether it is by punching another kid in the face or using her intelligence to verbally hold her stand. When Francis, Scout's cousin, is criticizing Atticus, Scout cannot hold back and she "[split her] knuckle to the bone on his front teeth" (84). Furthermore, when Atticus is about to be attacked by a mob, Scout stands up and practically saves her father by being verbally aggressive towards the mob. She may get in trouble quite often but deep down, within her heart, she understands that it is the only way to uphold her family's reputation. Scout is also very feisty when it comes to her personal interests. When Scout wants to read and Miss Caroline won't let her, Scout gets frustrated and begs Atticus, "Please don't send me back, please sir" (29). She also talks back to Miss Caroline, which entitles her to time in the corner. Scout is a charismatic character who is very strong when it comes to her family and their background and reputation.Scout is one who contains a lot of information within her tiny self and she uses this information for both pros and cons. With the help of her father and the knowledge of her brother, Scout Finch is able to gain a wider intelligence than anyone else her age. Her father, Atticus, reads to her every night teaching her a wide vocabulary. In addition to the reading, he also speaks to Jem and Scout with a "last-will-and-testament diction"(31). Jem, on the other hand, shows her how to handle herself in more mature situations. One situation is when Jem figures out that Maycomb isn't an innocent town as he always thought. He brings this up to Scout, which helps Scout realize that there is more to peace then what she thought. In many...

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