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The word that my students always use for Scout is "Tomboy". She plays outside, dresses like a boy, and beats up other boys.

Additionally, she is intelligent, insightful, and imaginative. She learned to read at a young age, innocently questions extremely difficult societal questions, and she plays creative games, such as the Radley reenactments, with Dill and Jem.

She lacks a “proper” feminine influence, in her life and really has no interest in learning how to act like a lady. Aunt Alexendra attempts to make Scout act like a lady by forcing her to attend Maycomb’s ladies missionary circle and dressing her up in a dress. Scout detests Alexandra’s attempts at making her a lady.

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To the above answer I would add that Scout is unusually smart and insightful for a child of her age. However, her strong-willed nature and her innocence often get her into trouble with her family and with society as a whole. As a narrator, we must scrutinize the details that Scout provides us. Sometimes, she tells us those details completely and accurately; sometimes she herself does not fully understand what exactly has transpired. Although she does indeed seem more comfortable among adults rather than children her own age, she isn’t always capable of fully comprehending that adult world. As readers we must learn to “read between the lines” of what Scout relays to us and infer the details she sometimes leaves out.

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