Dill Written by Daelin, Eli, Michael, Riley, Anonymous Though Dill is not the most prominent character in the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, he is one of the most interesting characters in the whole novel. When we are first introduced to Dill, he is a kid without a father who befriends Jem and Scout. Right away we learn more about Dill, and find out that he has many interesting traits. Throughout the course of the book, we see Dill go through a major change, and learn about Dill in terms of conflict.
The story covers a span of three years, during which the main characters undergo significant changes. Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem and their father Atticus in the fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama.
Maycomb is a small, close-knit town, and every family has its social station depending on where they live, who their parents are, and how long their ancestors have lived in Maycomb.
A widower, Atticus raises his children by himself, with the help of kindly neighbors and a black housekeeper named Calpurnia. Scout and Jem almost instinctively understand the complexities and machinations of their neighborhood and town. The only neighbor who puzzles them is the mysterious Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who never comes outside.
When Dill, another neighbor's nephew, starts spending summers in Maycomb, the three children begin an obsessive — and sometimes perilous — quest to lure Boo outside.
Scout is a tomboy who prefers the company of boys and generally solves her differences with her fists. She tries to make sense of a world that demands that she act like a lady, a brother who criticizes her for acting like a girl, and a father who accepts her just as she is.
Scout hates school, gaining her most valuable education on her own street and from her father. Not quite midway through the story, Scout and Jem discover that their father is going to represent a black man named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping and beating a white woman.
Suddenly, Scout and Jem have to tolerate a barrage of racial slurs and insults because of Atticus' role in the trial. During this time, Scout has a very difficult time restraining from physically fighting with other children, a tendency that gets her in trouble with her Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack.
Even Jem, the older and more levelheaded of the two, loses his temper a time or two. After responding to a neighbor's Mrs. Dubose verbal attack by destroying her plants, Jem is sentenced to read to her every day after school for one month. Ultimately, Scout and Jem learn a powerful lesson about bravery from this woman.
As the trial draws nearer, Aunt Alexandra comes to live with them under the guise of providing a feminine influence for Scout. During the novel's last summer, Tom is tried and convicted even though Atticus proves that Tom could not have possibly committed the crime of which he is accused.
In the process of presenting Tom's case, Atticus inadvertently insults and offends Bob Ewell, a nasty, lazy drunkard whose daughter is Tom's accuser. In spite of Tom's conviction, Ewell vows revenge on Atticus and the judge for besmirching his already tarnished name.
All three children are bewildered by the jury's decision to convict; Atticus tries to explain why the jury's decision was in many ways a foregone conclusion. Shortly after the trial, Scout attends one of her aunt's Missionary Society meetings.
Atticus interrupts the meeting to report that Tom Robinson had been killed in an escape attempt. Scout learns valuable lessons about achieving the ideal of womanhood and carrying on in the face of adversity that day.
Things slowly return to normal in Maycomb, and Scout and Jem realize that Boo Radley is no longer an all-consuming curiosity. The story appears to be winding down, but then Bob Ewell starts making good on his threats of revenge. Scout is in the Halloween pageant at school, playing the part of a ham.Character study: Dill To Kill a Mockingbird Who and What He Is Physical Characteristics "Dill has snow white and stuck to his head like duckfluff [and] he habitually pull[s] at a cowlick in the center of his forehead" according to Scout.
2 days ago · Home To Kill a Mockingbird Q & A dill tries to explain to scout w To Kill a Mockingbird dill tries to explain to scout why he doesnt want to stay with his mom and new stepdad. state these reasons.
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Hunter Smalley (left) as Dill and Jacob Skiba as Jem. Photography by David Hou. Dill's mockingbird status is revealed during the trial.
Specifically, he shows this side after a particularly cruel cross-examination by Mr. Gilmer. Dill and Scout go outside of the courthouse.
To Kill a Mockingbird was Lee's only published book until Go Set a Watchman, an earlier draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, was published on July 14, Lee continued to respond to her work's impact until her death in February , although she had refused any personal publicity for . Because he hails from Mississippi, Dill Harris is an outsider, but having relatives in Maycomb, as well as being a child, grants him immediate acceptance in the town.
Dill is an interesting character because his personality is a compilation of many of the story's other characters. As such, Dill.