What is Scout's motivation in the story? Can someone give me a quote which shows her motivation?

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In Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is portrayed as a curious, outspoken young girl, who is primarily motivated to better understand the world around her. Scout demonstrates her insatiable curiosity by continually asking her father (Jem), Miss Maudie, and Calpurnia questions about certain things she does not understand. For example, Scout asks her father why he is defending a black man when he knows he will lose and asks Calpurnia to define rape. Atticus tries his best to help answer all of Scout's questions and gives her valuable advice throughout the novel while acting as an ideal role model.

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