Harper Lee “To Kill A Mockingbird” character analysis of Scout. goes through the book and how scout grew and changed.
Scout’s Journal In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout begins as a naive six-year-old who does not understand everything, then she becomes an eight-year-old who is wise beyond her years. In the beginning, Scout was in the moment and was somewhat naive. Being a six-year- old, she loved to play and have fun with her brother Jem and Miss Rachel’s nephew, Dill. Scout and Jem had a very strong bond and learn a lot from each other. Jem was much like his father, Atticus. He was calm and thought things through. However, Scout was a very trong-willed little girl who lived in the moment and doesn’t think about the long term affect of things. The things that happened in Maycomb affected the way Scout acted and felt. When Scout first started school, she learned that there are both social and poor classes in society, and that some are respectable and other are not. When Miss Maudie’s house burned down, Scout realized that everything does not last forever. During the incident at Boo Radley’s house, Scout learned what fear was. She was never afraid of anything before, because she felt protected by her father.
As the book goes on we see Scout mature and grow into a strong person. When Atticus goes to trial to defend Tom Robinson, Scout learns a valuable lesson. She always thought that her father was a strong person, but when he is defending Tom Robinson, a black man, she sees him as an extra- ordinary man who fights for other people’s rights. Atticus brought Jem and Scout up to be accepting of all people no matter who they were. Scout’s feelings for people were not easily wavered by what other people thought. Throughout the book, Scout and Jem are very curious about the mysterious Boo Radley.
They want to know what he is like, and they go to his house many times to try to find out. At the end of the book, Scout and Jem are attacked by Bob Ewell while on their way home from a school play. Jem was badly injured and Scout saw someone carrying him towards their house. The person turned out to be Boo Radley. Scout was finally able to see him. She thought Boo to be a harsh evil man, but finds out that he cares for Scout and Jem. He had saved their life. Scout learned the greatest lesson of all from Boo. She learned to always care about other people.