Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Every Day in May: 17

Scout (Jean Louise) Finch

from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

"It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived."

"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." 


I'm not sure what to say about Scout Finch, other than that she's just wonderful. She frames the entire narrative of the incidents in the book in an innocent and caring way - she's definitely her father's daughter. Her father is Atticus Finch, trusted lawyer and one of the only people in the town that will stand up for the rights of blacks in their small town in Alabama in the 1930s. She's definitely a favorite.

It's hard to see in the photos above, but in her hands she's holding treasures left for her and her brother Jem by their reclusive neighbor Boo Radley: "Two Indian-head pennies, chewing gum, soap dolls, a rusty medal, a broken watch and chain."

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