A character's personal objects and treasures say a lot about his or her personality. For Scout, some of those objects include her overalls, her air rifle, and the objects she receives from Boo Radley. First, the overalls are a symbol of Scout's tomboy/childhood self. She is free to romp and play with the boys in pants where she would be less free in a dress. It is always a source of discomfort for Aunt Alexandra, though.
"Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to be doing things that required pants" (81).
Second, her air rifle that she receives at Christmas also symbolizes her personality as a tomboy; but also, Scout is...
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