"Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it." (Lee, 6). This quote is one of Scouts first descriptions of Maycomb. She and Jem start out innocent, bored from doing the same old things over and over again.
Scouts Knot-hole Surprise
"Dill and I followed on his heals. Safely on our porch, panting and out of breath, we looked back. The old house was the same, droopy and sick..." (Lee, 18-19). This was Scouts first big mission at the Radley house. When Dill comes to town you see Scout start to come out of her cocoon doing daring things and this is the first time we see that spark.
The Night Time Mission
"'Jean Louise, I've had about enough of you this morning,' she said. 'You're starting off on the wrong foot in every way, my dear. Hold out your hand.'" (Lee, 28). We start to see Scouts firey side in school. First she freaks out about her teacher saying her father can't teach then has conflicts with Walter. When the book first starts out we get an innocent boring feel about Scout but with this we learn that she has a sass to her.
We shouldn't take it yet Jem.
"Something about one of the trees attracted my attention. Some tinfoil was sticking in a knot-hole just above my eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun." (Lee, 44). This was Scouts first solo mission. Before this she would sprint by the Radley house as fast as she could when she wasn't in Jems company, but this time she stopped. We see here that she isn't just Jems little sister tagging along at the Radley house, she's a little detective her self.
"'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 had no option but to join them." (Lee, 69). Here we see that Scout is growing because even though she has her little side of shyness, she's grown, ready to do daring things with the boys. Not only is she going from innocent to brave but she's also trying to prove that she can hang with the boys.
"We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of twine. 'Don't take it, Jem,' I said. 'This is somebody's hiddin' place.'" (Lee, 78). Here we see Scouts maturity growing. Before when she found the gum she was so excited she couldn't even think and took it in excitement. Now after the events she's gone through she is more mature and handles the situation as an older girl might have.