Describe the effect of Scout's behaviour on Atticus, Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra, Reverend Sykes, Uncle Jack, and Miss Caroline Fisher. Also, the questions asks to predict changes in Scout as she...

Describe the effect of Scout's behaviour on Atticus, Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra, Reverend Sykes, Uncle Jack, and Miss Caroline Fisher.

Also, the questions asks to predict changes in Scout as she enters her teen years? (Using the effect of her behaviour on all the people mentioned above)

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Scout tries cussing in order to get out of school.  If Atticus thinks she is getting it from school, maybe he won't make her go anymore.  However, he ignores her, knowing that she'll eventually quit if he shows no reaction to it.

Calpurnia, however, does not put up with Scout's attitude. When she is rude to Walter C Jr, Cal takes her into the kitchen for a quick lecture and spanking.

Scout doesn't really affect Rev. Sykes in any way.  He sees her as a child who really doesn't know what is going on in the trial.  He is the one to tell her to rise, showing respect for her father after the verdict.

For Uncle Jack, he doesn't know how to handle her or her questions.  He didn't realize that he was supposed to hear both sides of the story before blaming her for the fight with Francis.  He learns from Atticus just as much as he does from Scout during that chapter.

As for Miss Caroline, Scout makes her feel completely out of the loop by explaining to her how "Maycomb" works and who is who in town and in the country.  Caroline is already new, she gets frustrated when Scout so plainly tells her that she's "shamin" Walter in front of everyone. 

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