"'Scout yonder's been readin' ever since she was born, and she ain't even started school yet." (8). This is when the audience is first learning about Scout, they find out she is very smart. At a young age she is able to read and this is the first insight that she is clever.
Scout Does Not Give Up
"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." (30). This shows Scout's character development by showing that she enjoys hurting people. Also it shows that to get revenge on someone she reverts to violence.
"Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me." (44). Scout's character develops more because we find out that even though she is smart she does not like school. She has her own opinions, and is very strong about all of them, especially her opinions on school.
Scout Fights Again
DON'T SAY THAT EVER AGAIN!
"My nagging got the better of Jem eventually, as I knew it would, and to my relief we slowed down the game for a while." (55). This shows Scout's characteristics of being stubborn and persistent. Scout never gives up, she always tries to get what she wants.
I don't want to play the Boo Radley Game.
"'Aw, that's a damn story,'" (104). Scout's character develops from being all young and innocent to starting to curse. Scout never cussed before but then all of a sudden she changes and does not stop cussing.
"This time, I split my knuckle to the bone on his front teeth." (112). Scout changes from her rubbing a kid's face in the ground to punching someone in the face. She slowly gets more aggressive, and is not afraid to fight anyone. This also shows her standing up for her dad and her self, she does not let anyone disrespect herself or family.