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. “You’re bigger’n he is,” he said.
“He’s as old as you, nearly,” I said. “He made me start off on the wrong foot.”
“Let him go, Scout. Why?”
“He didn’t have any lunch,” I said, and explained my involvement in Walter’s dietary affairs.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 3. Scout beats up Walter Cunningham Jr. at school, because she got in trouble for talking and she blamed it on Walter. Scout gets into many physical confrontations with other classmates and takes pleasure in beating them up, in this case Walter. Jem on the other hand displays more maturity and is more reasonable in his attitude towards Walter, believing that physical violence is not always the best way to tackle an issue.