Scout can be a kind, naive girl at times, during other times, she seems like a more developed, mature young woman. When she beat up Walter Cunningham, she instantly regretted it. Walter was a poor, innocent boy who could not pay for his lunch at school. Jem and Calpurnia scolded her very badly, Walter got to come over and eat a good meal with the Finches. Scout then tried to scold Walter for pouring his father’s maple syrup over his meal, and Calpurnia had it. She scolded her badly. Scout then went back out and apologized to Walter. Another example is when her and Jem read to Mrs. Dubose in her last days. Scout enjoyed it, and it helped Jem become a better reader. Mrs. Dubose enjoyed having kids read to ehr, and it made her last days better.
On the flip side, Scout can have her own, strong opinions. One very glaring example is when Francis calls Atticus a “nigger-lover” infront of Scout. Scout didn’t take kindly to that and cussed back. Words became physical actions, and Scout punched Francis in the face. Francis fired back, and then Uncle Jack saw them. He immediately started to lash out at Scout, and she wasn’t happy with that since she was provoked. Uncle Jack left, and then went to Atticus’ house that night. Scout gave Uncle Jack a mouthful about how he didn’t let her say what happened, at least to her. Scout proved that she could be a smart, mature girl, who could talk to adults and get out of tricky situations.