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Essay About Scout Finch

Scout Expository Essay
Scout Finch, a little girl who lives in a boring and a quiet town called Maycomb County. At the age of seven she already knew how to write and read before all her classmates, this shows that she is smart and dedicated even though she is young; because she is the first person narrator, we know all about her strong personality. When she was at the age of two, her mother passed the way leaving her brother Jem and her father Atticus alone. Scout is the little one in the family and maybe sometimes she feels left behind.

Since Scout lives in a small county, she didn't have someone to play with, only Dill when he came to town in summer, but besides him she only has her brother Jem, so she spends her days bored. The first day she started school, she already knew how to write and read, because Atticus, her father has taught her everything, only by reading to her, but her teacher Mrs. Caroline Crawford reproaches Scout why she knows how to read and write when she has never gone to school.

Scout is the first person narrator. In every part of the story she gives us her point of view from her childhood perspective in the way she experiences every situation in an innocent way. Scout doesn't describe herself, but in the first part, she tells about her physical appearance: her short hair and her preferences to wear pants: "I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said (Aunt Alexandra) I wasn't supposed to be doing things that required pants..."

Throughout the story, Scout has some problems with other characters, for example with Cecil Jacobs (A classmate), Cecil tells Scout that her father is a Nigga Lover; but she remembered what her father has told her "Not to listen and the most importantly of all not to fight back". Scout didn't fight back even if she wanted to do it, but because of her love for Atticus and obedience. She was raised by Atticus, her protective and responsible father; he teaches her the most important life lessons and because of that he is a hero for Jem and his sister.

Scout is an impulsive person, she acts before she thinks and she says what is in her mind. She is independent, curious and adventurous, always finding something to do in her quiet town; she is like a tomboy because she loves to play with her brother and her summer friend Dill.

I really liked the character of Jean Louis Finch, because she says what is in her mind and she doesn't want people to think she's girly. She is a very unusual little girl, she is intelligent, confident, thoughtful, good person and a little advanced for her age intellectually.

"Scout Finch, a little girl who lives in a boring and a quiet town called Maycomb County." awkward sentence

"At the age of seven she already knew how to write and read before all her classmates" At the age of seven she knew how to read and write before all her... it's too wordy.

"Since Scout lives in a small county, she didn't have someone to play with," Due to growing up in a small town, Scout didn't have a playmate other than Dill... other than him she only had her brother Jem. Jem's disregard of Scout often left her bored. First you call it town then you call it county? Also try to refrain from the usage of general words like something, someone, everyone, ect

Reproach? doesn't really fit context
hroughout the story, Scout has some problems with other characters, for example with Cecil Jacobs (A classmate)," for example, her classmate Cecil Jacobs. Try not to use those parentheses in essays other than for citations and context of a quotation

I thought in the book they used the term "nigger" not nigga? double check that
but she remembered that Atticud yolf hrt "not to listen"...
make sure you specify that atticus is her dad because you jump from "her father" to atticus
Scot is an impulsive person, acting before she speaks and she says what is on her mind.
in her quiet town PERIOD.
"her summer friend dill" sounds like some weird hippie hookup booty call thing
she is a very unusual little girl due to her intelligence, thoughtfulness, and integrity.

Also if you could edit my paper too that'd be great. :)

Scout Finch Essay

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One of the hallmarks of memorable literature is the creation of interesting, believable characters. This is a reason why Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is still remembered to this day. Harper Lee’s characters demonstrate realism through their actions and words, and I believe Atticus Finch is a fine example of such. There are many ways to describe Scout, due to the characterization displayed of her by Harper Lee. To begin with, Scout Finch is a Tomboy. Scout enjoys climbing tree’s, getting down and dirty on the ground, or running around with friends. There were many issues with this, as prejudice dominated the minds of people in the south in this century, most expected femininity of a woman. For example, Aunt Alexandra constantly…show more content…

She is curious about the vocabulary others use and wants to learn more in order to comprehend and fully indulge. She also is very curious about places she has never been to before, which explains her openness to attend the “First Purchase” on Sunday with Calpurnia. When Calpurnia offers them the chance to attend, Scout eagerly asks “Really?” (Lee 156). After the trip to the church, Scout is excited and wishes to learn more about the community, so she asks Calpurnia if she could come to her house: “”Cal, can I come to see you sometimes?” She looked down at me. “See me, honey? You see me every day.” “Out to your house,” I said. “Sometimes after work? Atticus can get me.” (Lee 168). This again shows her eagerness to explore the world beyond her home and the “white borders” of Maycomb. Scout continues to investigate the world that she can, and matures quickly due to her curiousity. Lastly, Scout Finch is a very innocent young lady. Many things in the world are not known to her in full context, but she will eventually learn, and gain experience. An example of Scout’s innocence would be when she invited Walter Cunningham to dine with them. She observed how he poured syrup over his food and then asked him why he did so, followed by “But he’s gone and drowned his dinner in syrup” (Lee 32). She is then told by Calpurnia that you are not to comment on how other people eat. This is the transition from Innocence to Experience, and her innocence is

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