Still she leaves herself some space for her favourite one, as we can see from her quote: “I would fight anyone from a third cousin upwards tooth and nail”.
As a tomboy, Scout faces obvious complications when she herself faces the social expectations.
Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him.
I felt extremely noble for having remembered, and remained noble for three weeks.”We see here how much she cares about her father’s words – she is ready to sacrifice her dreadful reputation and even endure being called names.
Atticus, but the incredible naivete and lack of experience are her own.
This trait causes lots of her quarrels with her older brother, Jem, who, while being the same kind of idealist, is almost a young adult man with all the load of social expectations placed on him.
Naturally, a pretty girl finds it difficult to run, climb trees and kick people in a puffy skirt.
She immediately rebels against her aunt, fighting for her freedom the pants embodied.
Another example, where bravery just outweighs the survival instinct is when Scout hits a member of a lynch mob that came for Tom (and does it rather successfully for a six-year-old! Even at the beginning of the story this tendency worries her father, Mr. When Scout starts another fight, he talks to her, asking her (and Jem too) seek for the other solutions of their problems.
Scout respects her father so much that she agrees and she makes herself to behave properly for three weeks (those who have kids or younger siblings can imagine what three weeks mean for a six-year-old: almost an eternity).