"As I read the alphabet a faint line appeared between her eyebrows, and after making me read most of My First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobil Register aloud, she discovered I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste" (Lee 17). This shows she is smart because she can read before she starts school. It is also said that she could read when she was very little.
What's in here...?
"I tried again: 'Walter's one of the Cunninghams, Miss Caroline'" (Lee 20). This shows Scout is slightly obnoxious in the way she points out how Walter's family is poor. This is really rude of her, but she doesn't realize that and blames Walter.
Please don't go back there!
"Catching Walter Cunningham in the schoolyard gave me some pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt Jem came by and told me to stop" (Lee 22). This shows Scout is short-tempered because she blames Walter for her getting in trouble and then beats him up for pretty much no reason. This shows she doesn't really think much before she acts on her temper.
He was mean to Atticus!
"Some tinfoil was sticking in a knot-hole just above my eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun. I stood on my tiptoes, hastily looked around once more, reached into the hole, and withdrew two pieces of chewing gum minus their outer wrappers" (Lee 33). This shows she is curious because her first instinct was to look into the knot-hole. She is also very curious about the Radley house, which is shown many times throughout the book.
"I began to feel sick. Going back to that place by himself..." (Lee 56). This shows Scout is caring because she is very worried about her brother going back to the Radley house. She cares a lot about Jem and expresses her concern in the scene.
I need to get my pants back...
"I swear to God if I'll sit there and let him say somethin' about Atticus" (Lee 86). This shows that Scout respects Atticus a lot because she punched her cousin to stand up for him. She expresses her respect for Atticus by defending him a lot.