Dill's Equality

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The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, where the fight for equality is strong. For Charles Baker “Dill” Harris, a seven year old boy, the events in this small town will change his view of the world. Although he is originally from Meridian, Mississippi, he spends his summers in Maycomb, with his Aunt Rachel. This summer is a very special one as Dill meets Scout and Jem Finch, soon finding long lasting friendship and finding another reason to want to be in Maycomb. At a young age Dill didn’t know his biological father just how scout didn 't know her mother. This sparks their friendship along with Dill’s charm and charisma and finds a place in their hearts. The first thing Dill announces to the Finch…show more content…
Although this occupied his seven year old imagination, he still held strong to his mind 's pledge to be needed and appreciated. Although this is a highly strong and unlikely inference this could be debated, by the textual evidence of Dill going back to mississippi because through his experiences in Maycomb and through Jem he begins to think and act more like this ten year old boy. As the saying goes’ “Respect your elders.” Although this refers to obeying them Dill kicks it up a notch and follows in Jem’s footsteps through “peer pressure” and social class. Dill feels unwanted as his biological father isn’t in the picture but in the middle of the novel he regains his idea of a family unit when he gets a new dad. This unit is soon demolished as Dill finds out that his new family don’t take care of him as much as a family should;but they still kiss him and say goodnight but other than that they basically just throw him aside as if they don’t have a responsibility to deal with other than the original tasks of…show more content…
Dill stood behind as Jem took the role of the risk taker. After Jem touched the Radley house they darted away. Jem helped the others escape but when he tried he lost his pants. During this time Dill I infer probably was filled with adrenaline as his young imagination is thinking of different scenarios where Boo or somebody was chasing them influencing them to run in the opposite way of the Radley house. As, Dill is faced with racial and social class issues during his lifetime it affects his view and perspective on life and the cruel era of the Great Depression and racial inequalities. As, he is faced with life 's heartache dilemmas he really sees Maycomb 's true colors. Although, he is faced with these hardships early on his mental state of mind is altered as he makes his way in life trying to survive peoples mismatched thoughts and actions. Yet all those people are tricked to believe in and follow one example base on someone’s actions that are higher in the social
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