Scout is spirited. She doesn't back down from a challenge, whether that's her teacher's ineffective (in Scout's determination) instruction, a difficult conversation about race, or new plans to get Boo Radley to emerge from his house. Scout doesn't mind setting adults straight when she feels the need to do so, even new teachers who haven't quite determined the culture of Maycomb:
You're shamin' him, Miss Caroline. Walter hasn't got a quarter at home to bring you, and you can't use any stovewood (chapter 2)
Scout is also loyal. Even through their occasional disagreements and childhood growing pains, Scout is loyal to those she loves. She, Jem, and Dill form a tight trio every summer, and she leans into Miss Maudie's advice when she needs another adult's perspective. When Jem is forced to pay retribution to Mrs. Dubose for destroying her camellia bushes, Scout goes with him to read every night. And when Francis speaks ill of her father, she immediately jumps to Atticus 's defense, telling her...
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