Jean Louise "Scout" Finch is the protagonist of the story. The book is told from her point of view. She is the younger sister of Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch and the daughter of Atticus Finch. Her mother died when she was two years old. Scout (at the start) is 5 years old and at the end of the book she is 9, although she is telling the story as an adult.
Scout 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, child.