Dolphus Raymond Quotes

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People don’t realize or understand the truth about someone until they actually get view the true meaning of that someone’s life and what they have to deal with every day. In Harper Lee’s story (TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD) Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus states that, “You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” But as the kids age they start to realize that life is not as fair and understanding as it used to be. Through the use of Scout standing on Boo’s porch at the end of the story and the interaction that Scout, Jem, and Dill had with Dolphus Raymond outside of the courthouse, Jem and Scout to begin to realize you can’t truly know a man until you stand in his own shoes. In Harper Lee’s story “To Kill…show more content…
In chapter 20, the kids left the courthouse and on the way out they found a man by the name of Dolphus Raymond, who they thought was an evil alcoholic man but they soon found out that he wasn’t an evil man he just pretends to be an alcoholic for his reputation. For example, Dolphus said, “I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live,” (chapter 20, Pg. 170). Dolphus was meaning that he disguised the way he lived his life because he cared about how the other town folks saw him as. The kids never knew this they always viewed him as a drunk but as the met him and heard his secrets and viewed the way he lived his life they understood that he wasn’t an evil, drunk, or alcoholic he just tried to give folks a reason to understand. This relates right back to Atticus’s statement because the kids never truly understood the life of Dolphus Raymond until they actually got to meet him and hear how his life was. As the story went on the children began to understand Atticus’s statement, “You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Through the interactions with Dolphus and Boo it really changed how they viewed life in Maycomb, and showed how the children aged throughout the story. The importance of Atticus’s

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