Jean Louise Finch (usually called "Scout") is the protagonist of the story. The book is told from her point of view. She is the younger sister of Jem Finch and the daughter of Atticus Finch. Her mother died when she was two years old.
She is very spunky and sassy. When someone says something bad about her family, she is ready to hurt them. She is very loving towards her family. She is also a very curious, but also cautious.