What is the relationship between Scout and Miss Caroline in Chapter 2?thanks

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If you are just looking at Chapter 2, I would say that the relationship between these two is very poor.

Formally, their relationship is that of teacher to student.  This means that Miss Caroline should be the superior.  She shows that she has this kind of formal authority by hitting Scout's hand and making her stand in the corner.

But in some ways, Scout is the real teacher in this relationship.  She is actually trying to help Miss Caroline learn things about Maycomb society.  And she shows the teacher more sympathy than the teacher shows her.

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