In To Kill A Mockingbird, why does Scout explain Walter Cunningham's situation to Miss Caroline?

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Scout thinks that she is doing an act of kindness (both to Walter and Miss Caroline) by explaining Walter's situation. Scout understands that Miss Caroline lacks understanding of their way of life; what Scout fails to understand, however, is that Miss Caroline feels superior (or at least is occupied with trying to make it appear that she is superior) and takes Scout's helpful information as an affront.

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