To Kill a Mockingbird

What does Scout's fight with Cecil Jacobs tells us about Scout's character?

 It is from chapter 9

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 Cecil Jacobs, teases Scout, saying that her father "defends niggers". Scout will not accept insults about her father and fights Cecil. Scout loves her father and, like her father, shows tenacity for upholding human dignity as her father does: she just shows it in a less refined way.