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Memories of Scout The narrator Jean Louise Finch nicknamed Scout in Lees novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a complex innocent character She possesses a wide range of traits which undergo a transformation as she matures My interest in Scout stems from three main qualities of her personality with which I can personally identify She displays curiosity courage and a love of reading throughout the novel Scouts curiosity is revealed through questions she asks her father to understand what things mean in life She innocently asks Are we poor AtticusLee 21 What is Rape Lee 135 Always curious about the Radley Place she asks Miss Maudie do you think Boo Radley is still alive Lee 43 Hearing negative comments about the Robinson case she asks her father Do all lawyers defend Negroes Lee 77 Atticus what exactly is a nigger lover Lee 108 Like Scout I ask my parents questions about life and people I can identify with Scout having learned about distinctions of class and race that can make life difficult for people Scout demonstrated courage for being such a young girl at six years of age She was brave to try to explain to her teacher Miss Caroline the reason Walter Cunningham would not accept lunch money Through she felt afraid Scout consented to the plan to cooperate with Jem and Dill to place a note for Boo at the Radley House a place which terrified Scout Scouts act of spontaneous courage was speaking to a mob of men who were at the jail ready to harm Atticus in their attempt to get to Tom Robinson to lynch him Her father modeled courage for Scout in the way he handled the Tom Robinson case Scout learned from Atticus that the greatest courage can be found in a situation where a person knows he is going to lose and still perseveres Like Scout I daily learn about courage in facing each day after the
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