Jean Louise Finch, famously known as Scout is a tomboy, daughter of a widowed lawyer Atticus Finch. As the novel starts, she is a six-year-old, a very enthusiastic girl, observant and a know-it-all. She matures up very fast, and her father teaches her how to read before she starts school. At six years she is very open-minded and sincere; she treats people equally and does not group them into blacks and whites or poor and wealthy. She is very naive and thinks everyone around her is honest just like she is, but at the end of the novel, she is nine and has learnt to deal with situations as they present themselves.