Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch

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Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch by Mind Map: Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch

1. Acts like

1.1. Judged

1.1.1. "Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possible hoope to be a lady if I wore breeches….” (p.81) Scout was always judged by people especially older women because she didn’t dress like a girl so they would always push for her to look like one.

1.2. Tomboy

1.2.1. “I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants.” (p.81) She was always wearing pants and people thought that she should be wearing a dress because there is no activities that she should be doing that she needed pants for.

2. How others see him or her

2.1. Atticus

2.1.1. "Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything—like snot-nose. It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody." Atticus knows that scout is quick tempered and causes trouble as he been with her ever since she was born. Atticus takes patience with her and tries to solver her problems with words not actions.

2.2. Jem

2.2.1. "Don't you cry, now, Scout... don't cry now, don't you worry-" he muttered at me all the way to school. (7.62-66) Jem sometimes thinks of scout as inferior as she is four years younger than him. however, because of this age gap Jem understands it is his responsibility to look after Scout and be her caretaker.

3. Beliefs and values

3.1. Knowledge of reading

3.1.1. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” Scout learnt to read and write at an early, she learnt these skills from Calpurnia and Atticus. When scout was told she shouldn't reading anymore by her teacher she wasn't happy as she loved it and forced Atticus to continue to read to her at night.

3.2. Belief in Atticus

3.2.1. "my folks said your daddy was a disgrace an' that nigger oughta hang from the water tank." Scout is confronted at school by Cecil Jacobs and they begin to fight when He insults Scouts father Atticus. Scout believes in her father and knows He is doing the right thing, so she gets angry when someone insults her dad when he is doing good not bad.

4. Looks like

4.1. Tomboy

4.1.1. “My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly.” (p.89) Scout was a tomboy because she was always acting like the boys. She was always hanging out with her brother and wanted to be like him. She was always getting in fights at school and people knew her for that.

4.2. Intelligent

4.2.1. “She discovered I was literate” (p.19) Miss Caroline didn’t like that Scout knew how to read and write because she thought that is what school was for. Scout was getting in trouble because she had been taught how to do these things at home.

4.3. Courageous

4.3.1. "I kicked the man swiftly. Barefooted, I was surprised to see him fall back in real pain. I intended to kick his shin, but aimed too high.” (p.168) Scout was there to protect her brother no matter what. She didn’t want him or her dad to get hurt so she decided to put her good fighting skills into use. She wasn’t afraid of hurting these men if it meant that Jem was ok.

5. Motivated by

5.1. Jem (Jeremy Finch)

5.1.1. I know what we are going to play," he announced. "Something new, something different. […] Boo Radley." Dill helps Jem and Scout to try and draw out Boo Radley, however Jem is always the one that takes action. Without Jem, Scout wouldn't be motived to do anything with Boo Radley.

5.2. Atticus

5.2.1. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.” Atticus motivates Scout to stop fighting with others no matter what they say. Atticus tells Scout to fight with her head for a change. As Scout always listens to her father she becomes less of a fighter and more motivated to keep her anger to herself.

5.3. Calpurnia

5.3.1. "There's some folks who don't eat like us," she whispered fiercely, "but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't. That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?" Calpurnia motivates and teaches Scout to use her manners when she has company over. Calpurnia also tells scout to not judge others on how they eat and to be thankful for the food she is getting.

6. Textual issues or concerns linked to this character

6.1. Intelligent

6.1.1. “You weren’t born reading” (p.19) Miss Caroline hated the fact the Scout could read before she got to school. She thought it was bad that Atticus had encouraged learning outside of school.

6.2. Fierce

6.2.1. “Cecil Jacobs made me forget.” (p.89) Scout was not aloud to fight or she would get into trouble but one time Cecil Jacobs infuriated her so much that she punched him because getting in trouble was not on her mind.

6.3. Not lady like

6.3.1. “I felt the starched walls of a pink cotton penitentiary closing in on me, and for the second time in my life I thought of running away.” (p.150) Scout hated having to wear what girls had to wear. She preferred wearing pants and a top just like the boys did so she could do the same things as the.