Finally, Scout sees good in Boo Radley even though society portrays him as evil. The Foot-Washing Baptists also believe that women are a sin as well. At the Halloween pageant afterwards, Cecil was a cow. She is also a Southern Belle. Eventually, Scout and Jem realize that much of what comes from Dill's mouth is patently untrue. Dill's Imagination Beyond the basic facts about his life outside of Maycomb, it's difficult to know what's true and what's untrue about Dill's life. Bob Ewell An evil, ignorant man who belongs to the lowest substratum of Maycomb society.
They've never seen him and make a game of trying to get him to come outside. The three kids are nearly caught prowling on the Radley property. He has a wildly active imagination and spins all sorts of tall tales about his father. Miss Caroline has good intentions but proves quite incompetent as a teacher. When we are first introduced to Dill, he is a kid without a father who befriends Jem and Scout.
Raymond explains to Scout and Jem that Dill will eventually harden and that blatant inequality and mistreatment of others - especially African Americans - won't sting nearly as much. The most dominant Dill expresses is happiness and curiosity. However importantly he shows how prejudice is passed on from parent to child. Around the middle of the book, Aunt Alexandra decides to leave her husband at Finch's Landing, the Finch family homestead to come stay with the Finches. Throughout the course of the book, Scout comes to a new understanding of human nature, societal expectations, and her own place in the world. The teachings of Atticus have a profound impact on Jem. All of this information clearly shows that Dill one of the most interesting characters in the book To Kill a Mockingbird.
He is well known to Scout and Jem. Scout describes him as a 'curiosity:' 'He wore blue linen shorts that buttoned to his shirt, his hair was snow white and stuck to his head like duckfluff; he was a year my senior but I towered over him. The kids, including Jem and Scout, always waited for him to do something interesting. He appears only twice, once at the beginning of the story when he has to pay off the debt to Atticus Walter Cunningham Sr. Later in the school year, Jem and Scout find another oddity in the knothole of the oak tree. Dill spends summers with his aunt, who lives next door to the Finch family. Jem goes back to the fence that night to retrieve his pants.
You just remember that, you ain't makin' me go nowhere! Tom Robinson A black man who stands falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. I can't remember whether Jem is twelve or thirteen. Scout innocently shames him because Scout reminds him of all the things that Atticus has done for him and for Maycomb County. She had known the Finches for many years, having been brought up on the Buford place, which was near the Finches' ancestral home, Finch's Landing. Little Chuck Little One of Scout's classmates who stands up to Burris Ewell in defense of Miss Caroline. Reynolds said that if we were boil-prone things would have been different. He and Miss Maudie are close to the same age; he frequently teases her with marriage proposals, which she always declines.
Sheriff Heck Tate Maycomb's sheriff who accompanies Atticus to kill the mad dog and who delivers the news about Bob Ewell. Dominant Emotions In text, Dill displays many emotions: happy, sad, scared, and mysterious. Strong Beliefs Dill is an outsider which means he perceives Maycomb County from a different point of view as to Scout's perspective. Dill reveals to Jem and Scout that he has run away from his parents, craving attention, and angry with his father 140. Judge Taylor knew that Atticus was the only man who would stand a chance at acquitting Tom, or at least would be able to keep the jury thinking for more than just a few minutes. He is one of the few residents of Maycomb committed to racial equality. When Bob Ewell tries to kill Jem and Scout, Boo saves them by killing Bob Ewell.
She lets Miss Maudie live with her when Miss Maudie's house burns down, supposedly in order to steal Miss Maudie's Lane cake recipe. Cunningham acts humanely, unlike the way he acted within the mob. She tries to tell Jem about why mockingbirds should not be killed. She drank neat whiskey heavily after seeing a rattlesnake coiled in her closet, on her washing, when she hung her negligee up. Farrow is a lady in the missionary society who visits the Finch house occasionally. However, she breaks a social taboo by trying to seduce Tom, then reacts with cowardice by accusing him of rape and perjuring against him in court.
Scout finally meets him at the very end of the book, when he saves the children's lives from Bob Ewell. Jem is seen explaining many things to Scout throughout the novel. He owns and also publishes The Maycomb Tribune. During the trial, when the courtroom was too packed for the children to find seats, Reverend Sykes lets the kids sit with him up in the colored balcony and even saves their seats for them. When Jem gets older, and doesn't want to be bothered by Scout, Miss Maudie keeps her from getting angry. When these expectations are not met, Jem has a difficult time resolving his feelings. Burris is also like his father and is very belligerent.