What are some examples of how Scout Finch is courageous in To Kill a Mockingbird?  Please include quotes and chapters.

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are several examples illustrating that Scout Finch is courageous even though, at times, she appears impetuous, as well. Many of the scenes involve Boo Radley or an attempt to get a glimpse of him. For instance, early on in the novel, there is a scene in which Scout, Jem, and Dill are debating whether to approach the Radley house to leave a note for Boo in chapter 5. Scout even tells the two boys that "anybody who’s brave enough to go up and touch the house hadn’t oughta use a fishin' pole." She asks, “Why don’t you just knock the front door down?” Scout, who is younger than Jem and Dill, watches lookout for them.

Shortly after this, in chapter 6, in another attempt to get a peek at Boo, Scout gets dragged along with the two boys even though she does not want to join them. Jem tells her:

“Scout, I’m tellin' you for the last time, shut your trap or go home—I declare to the Lord you’re gettin' more like a girl every day!”

With that, I...

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