In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are three different descriptions of Scout's tomboyish nature?Please include the page numbers if possible. Thank you.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Scout shows her tomboyish nature throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is her insistence on wearing overalls on a daily basis.

  • In the first paragraph of Chapter 3, Scout takes on Walter Cunningham Jr., pleasurably "rubbing his nose in the dirt." It would not be Scout's only fight with a boy during the course of the novel.
  • In the middle of Chapter 4, Scout allows herself to be rolled in a tire down the road and right up to the Radley's front porch.
  • At the beginning of Chapter 9, Scout had her fists clenched, and she was ready to do battle with Cecil Jacobs. But she remembered her promise to Atticus to quit fighting, so she held off--this time.
  • Later in Chapter 9, after cousin Francis had called both Scout and Atticus a "nigger-lover," Scout "split my knuckle to the bone on his front teeth."
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reader1234 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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ok well i dont really know what the page #s are but at one point near the beginning discussing aunt alexandra, scout mentions that Aunt alexandra wants her to be wearing dresses and the "add-a-pearl" necklace she had given her.  Of course scout doesn't like THAT idea.  Also, after alexandra comes to live w/ the finches, she has her little "missionary circle" thing and scout says that she fits into her father's world better.  The last point that is actually at the beginning that i forgot before (oops) is when scout mentions that her summers consist of playing in the treehouse, among other things, w/ her brother Jem.  Hope i could help, i know its not very organized :)

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