To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Which characters in the first three chapters inform Scout about proper behaviour, and how do they tell her to act?

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In the first three chapters, Scout receives instruction from three characters regarding how to properly behave.

1. During Scout's rough first day of school, Miss Caroline instructs her to stop reading and writing at home with her father despite the fact that she is a talented, advanced student. Miss Caroline also punishes Scout for her rude comments when Scout says,

"You’re shamin‘ him, Miss Caroline. Walter hasn’t got a quarter at home to bring you, and you can’t use any stovewood" (Lee, 22).

Miss Caroline ends up smacking Scout on the palm of her hand with a ruler and sends her to the corner.

2. That same day, Jem invites Walter Cunningham Jr. over for dinner and Scout rudely comments on his strange eating habits....

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