What are six examples of peer pressure in To Kill a Mockingbird (three examples each for two charcters)? With quotes, please.

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Being the youngest child in the story, Scout was the most susceptible to peer pressure--usually from Jem. But Dill was also an instigator, and Jem also followed Dill's lead into troubles of his own.

JEM.  It was Dill who claimed that Jem was too chicken to even touch the Radley House, and it took Jem several days to gather the courage before making his move.

     Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm, and ran back past us... Dill and I followed on his heels.

Scout was worried that Atticus would find out about their secret Radley Game, and

     My nagging got the better of Jem eventually, as I knew it would.

When Dill came up with his off-the-cuff excuse about playing "strip poker" on the night of their raid on the Radley's back porch, Jem went along with Dill's story.

     Jem and I relaxed...
     Jem fielded Dill's fly with his eyes shut.

SCOUT.  Scout should have known better than to be rolled in a tire after angering Jem, but Jem overruled Dill and Scout took her place inside the tire. It

... bumped on gravel, skeetered across the road, crashed into a barrier, and popped me like a cork onto pavement...
     I raised my head and stared at the Radley steps in front of me.

When Jem decided to try and send Boo a note with a fishing pole, he forced Scout to go along with his plan.

     "Yes you will, you'll watch the back end of the lot... That clear?"

Dill and Jem both decided to make their daring night raid on the Radley's back porch, and Scout protested. But when Jem accused her of "gettin' more like a girl every day," she couldn't resist going along. 

     With that, I had no option but to join them. 

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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