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. :)
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In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout learns valuable lessons on the evil of prejudice present in her Southern town of Maycomb, on the true nature of courage, and on the dangers of judging others before "...climbing into their skin and walking around in it." Set in the mid 1930s, Scout Finch is a young girl living with her older brother, Jem, and her lawyer father. Being a kid, Scout has the simple duties of a minor, to have fun and to stay out of trouble. But along the way, she also learns many important things. Although the majority of her hometown is prejudiced, Scout's innocent mind remains non prejudice and caring of others. To her, all is equal, so therefore, should be…show more content…
His serious defense for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, proves his high ideals.
Throughout the trial process, Atticus shows Jem and Scout that a true person is standing up for what you believe in, and all human beings, despite their race, deserve respect.
Atticus not only shows his non prejudice ways through defending Tom Robinson, but also through his everyday dealings with Calpurnia, the cook. He refuses to fire Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexander's wishes, showing the high value he puts on Calpurnia. Atticus even goes as far to say he considers Calpurnia as a faithful member of the family. By doing this, Atticus hopes to show Scout and Jem that he still treats Calpurnia as an equal, even though she is black.
Through her everyday life, Scout is able to gain a sense of what it means to be courageous. In the beginning of the novel, Scout faces terrible encounters with her neighbor, Mrs. Dubose. Mrs. Dubose often shouted vicious comments and criticized the children as they passed, though they have tried in every way to treat her in the kindest manner. One day, however, after Mrs. Dubose's comments got out of hand, Jem cuts off the tops of her camellias in a rage. Attticus finds out about it and orders him to apologize immediately. Unfortunately, for Jem, his punishment is to read to Mrs. Dubose for an hour each day for a month. Left with no choice, Jem gathers up his courage and heads to her house everyday after school. Being a faithful sister,