Scout Finch

Scout Finch

Scout is the protagonist of the story. She is also the narrator who describes the events from her point of view. Scout is smart and witty. She sometimes behaves in a boyish manner because Scout likes fighting with boys confidently. The reason for being a tomboy is the Atticus' upbringing. He was the one who nurtured her personality.

Scout Finch is a fragile young girl at the beginning of the novel, and she doesn't know about the evil of the surrounding society. When she grows up, she faces fundamental injustice of the racial discrimination. However, she learns that it is more significant to find something good in our world.

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Scout Finch Quotes

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

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Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.


It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.


I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.


I never loved reading until I feared I would lose it. One does not love breathing.


But at supper that evening after I asked him to pass the damn ham, please, Uncle Jack pointed at me. 'See me afterwards young lady,' he said.


Well how do you know we ain’t Negroes?Uncle Jack Finch says we really don’t know. He says as far as he can trace back the Finches we ain’t, but for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin’ the Old Testament.Well if we came out durin’ the Old Testament it’s too long ago to matter.That’s what I thought, said Jem, but around here once you have a drop of Negro blood, that makes you all black.


With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable. I stayed miserable for two days.


Scout Finch in the Essays