Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
(TKAM) The narrator and protagonist of the novel. She lives with her father, Atticus, her brother, Jem, and their black cook, Calpurnia, in Maycomb. She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy. She has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. As the novel progresses, this faith is tested by the hatred and prejudice that emerge during Tom Robinson's trial. She eventually develops a more grown-up perspective that enables her to appreciate human goodness without ignoring human evil.