I agree with #2 and #3. When we think of Meryl, what stands out is her steadfast nature and her unrequited love for Holling. In the face of his indifference and anger, she maintains her friendship and feelings for Holling showing herself to be a very dedicated and committed individual.
Meryl, who has long had a serious crush on Holling, can be described as forgiving and loyal. When the boy she likes so well and so long blows up at her for what her father has unscrupulously done, then regrets and retracts, and she forgives him and without rancor re-embraces their romance, then she may be described as having the traits of forgiveness and loyalty.
what are hollings expectations for school at the begining of the story and how do his feelings change