Scout Finch is the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird. She lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s, and is the daughter of Atticus Finch, a lawyer who is appointed to defend a black man accused of a crime he did not commit.
Scout is an intelligent and precocious child, who is often mistaken for a boy due to her tomboyish behavior. She is brave and compassionate person, who stands up for what she believes in despite the odds.
Scout is an incredibly loyal friend, who will do anything for the people she cares about. She has the ability to make the people and events around her come alive for the reader with her storytelling skills. Scout is an honest person, who always tells the truth even when it is not easy to do so.
Scout has been shaped by many events in her life—the most significant being when she saw Tom Robinson being beaten by two white men after Tom had tried to help her father defend himself from them earlier during their trial (19). This event changed Scout’s perception about how blacks were treated by whites in Maycomb.