She is also a Southern Belle. Dill runs away because his new family doesn't show interest in him. When Scout tells Miss Fisher that she shamed a student Walter Cunningham Jr. Atticus uses this fact as the cornerstone of his defense strategy, pointing out that the nature of Mayella's facial injuries strongly suggest a left-handed assailant. The town disapproves of him defending Tom especially when he makes clear his intent to defend Tom Robinson to the best of his abilities. Allusion: The name of the father, Atticus, probably comes from the Roman orator Titus Pomponius Atticus, who was known for never taking a side in political struggles but rather staying neutral. Although he was a good shot, he does not like to mention the fact as he does not like the thought of having an advantage over people.
At points in the book when Dill leaves, Scout and Jem miss him as he was the basis of their games during the entire summer. They think that he is insane. He is also the garbage man of Maycomb, and took away the dead rabid dog, Tim Johnson. To them Dill is another person to interact with, who plays their games with them and whose company they both enjoy. It also shows how Dill wishes to live in a rural habitat rather than an urbanized one, where his mother and stepfather live. Dill's mother sends him each summer to stay in Maycomb with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford, who is the Finch's next-door neighbor.
It made me sick, plain sick. He has live lice in his hair. Dill's fantastic stories bring the question of lying to the forefront of To Kill a Mockingbird. Ewell arrested if he keeps bothering her. Gilmer has a slight cast with one eye, which he uses to his advantage in trial. Dill tells Scout later that the story he told was highly exaggerated.
She gets into trouble with Miss Caroline, her teacher, because she is expected to learn reading and writing her way. Maycomb children believe he is a horrible person, due to the rumors spread about him and a trial he underwent as a teenager. Scout also learns how to deal with others, including the Finch family housekeeper, Calpurnia, and her aunt, Alexandra. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too. Horace Gilmer is a lawyer from Abbottsville, and is the prosecuting attorney in the Tom Robinson case. Physical Appearance At first, Jem mistakes the nearly seven-year-old for being just four and a half because of his tiny size.
She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy. Some say it's a misguided effort at parenthood, but the reader sees that Atticus' episodes with his children are what make him an exemplary father. X was the name he had been given when he was born because his parents marked his birth certificate with an X instead of a name. A man stood waiting with his hands on his hips. X is his name, and not his initial. Miss Maudie Atkinson Miss Maudie is Scout's next door neighbor. When confronted, he lies easily, telling Atticus and his aunt, 'We were playin' strip poker up yonder by the fish pool.
One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Eventually, Scout and Jem realize that much of what comes from Dill's mouth is patently untrue. Dolphus Raymond - A wealthy white man who lives with his black mistress and mulatto children. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her. They give him everything you can but but what he wants is love. He's even taken the train all by himself from Meridian to Maycomb. From these inferences, it is clear that Dill is an adventurous, humorous, and diverse character.
He appears only twice, once at the beginning of the story when he has to pay off the debt to Atticus Walter Cunningham Sr. Both responses, however, are difficult for Scout to understand. By reading to her, Jem had distracted her so that she could break the addiction. He can't quite explain his feelings, but Mr. He is a , and emigrated from England to avoid religious persecution, landing in Philadelphia before settling in Alabama. He is more present than his brother, but equally mysterious. Their ascertaining of the truth is somewhat distorted anyway so even if he finds out what he wants he will still come back to investigate even more thoroughly.
He comes to the first day of school, but departs just as everyone else in his family does. He owns and also publishes The Maycomb Tribune. The members listen, and Scout unintentionally saves Tom Robinson's life. I think this because Boo riskes alot to connect with Jem and Scout. Atticus informs him that Mrs.