TKM character analysis

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In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Jean Louise Finch, the narrator, is one of the most important characters in the book. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is mostly about growing up in unimaginable conditions. Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout, proves that she is outspoken, short-tempered, and slowly maturing throughout the novel.
Scout doesn’t care to point something out. She is very outspoken. On Scout’s first day at school, she tells Miss Caroline about the Cunninghams after Miss Caroline offered Walter a quarter because he said he forgot his lunch. Scout says to Miss Caroline, “The Cunninghams never took anything they can’t pay back… They don’t have much, but they get along on it.” (Pg. 26-27) Scout doesn’t even hold back on saying anything about Walter. She thought Miss Caroline needed to know in a heartbeat. Another time in the story where Scout shows that she is outspoken is when the men came to the jail to try and kill Ton Robinson while Atticus was on the front steps. Scout recognized Mr. Cunningham, Walter’s dad, and she was talking to him about Walter. Scout said, “I go to school with Walter, he’s your boy, ain’t he?... He’s in my grade, and he does right well. He’s a good boy, a real nice boy.” (pg. 204-205) Since Scout was letting him know that she knew Walter, it made him change his mind about what he was going to do. He realized it was wrong when she brought his son in it. These are some ways that Scout shows that she is outspoken.
Scout is also very short-tempered. She doesn’t just let things go. She gets in fights a lot. One time, Scout fought Walter Cunningham at school on the playground because she thought that he got her in trouble with Miss Caroline. “Catching Walter Cunningham in the school-yard gave me some pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt, Jem came by and told me to stop, “said Scout. “He made me start off on the wrong foot.” (pg. 25) Scout...

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