Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. She is unusually intelligent (she learns to read before beginning school), unusually confident (she fights boys without fear), unusually thoughtful (she worries about the essential goodness and evil of mankind), and unusually good (she always acts with the best intentions). In terms of her social identity, she is unusual for being a tomboy in the prim and proper Southern world of Maycomb. Her place in the society really is a place where her behaviour and actions truly compile racial inequality. A fact of which prejudice and really speak for themselves, a line where Scout Finch is able define what she is and not the stereotypical Maycombian.
Scout’s early life experience definitely draws a line between prejudices in the community and racial inequality. With a mother figure like Culpurnia, a African-American maid and through the help of her father Atticus, Scout is able to develop maturity and morals. Her daily lesson with her father; conversing in a moral manner, really constructs racial inequality with herself and the community. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." Atticus is strong father-like-character, but he is also willing to stand up for what he believes. “I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness... I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough.” He represents an important role model for Scout, a person who informs Scout that whilst being young, lessons will continue to be learnt and too not judge a book by its cover. So why is it that racism around this neighborhood has become such a epidemic?