He's already helped the kids a significant amount, and I think that they will repay him in a way; even if it might not be portrayed in the book. They could show the townspeople his true nature and they could understand that he's not the disgrace they thought him to be. Perhaps they could even accept him as one of their own. I also predict that, because he was lurking outside of the courthouse, he might have something to do with the trial. (Q) Now, I understand that he has a free spirit and is entitled to his own actions, but why does Dolphus conceal his intentions?
The author of this book presents the fact that people’s demeanors can often be misleading. Specifically, one of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird to prove the statement true that people are not what they seem is Dolphus Raymond. When the Atticus’s court case is going on, Scout and Dill take a small break and exit the building to calm Dill down. When they are out, they meet Dolphus Raymond and during their conversation, he says, “‘It ain’t honest but it’s mighty helpful to folks. Secretly, Miss Finch, 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’” (Lee 201).
(Ch.16, Pg.168) Mr. Raymond acted as if he was drunk so he that he wouldn't need to explain to anyone his love for a black woman. The alcohol, he said, gave the community of Maycomb a reason to say, he didn't realize what he was doing. These kind of relations were completely unheard of during this time. Aunt Alexandra demonstrates discrimination, even against her own race, when she refused to allow Scout to have Walter Cunningham over for
He called both of them over to him but they were not sure what to do. “As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill” (Lee 267). When they began to talk they found out that what he was drinking was coke and not alcohol, like people assumed he was and that he was a really nice man who just didn’t want to deal wiht the world around him. Scout’s neighbor Boo Radley had never gone outside before and shown his face. This made the town talk and they made up stories about why he never came out.
Blondie now.” Seeing as Rodolpho does not portray the traditional ideas of masculinity, the men down at the docks do not respect him. When Eddie calls the immigration office, Louis appears on stage to show how the wider community can easily strip him of his reputation, as they did with Vinny Bolzano. As reputation is so important to their society, taking away his reputation is like taking away his masculinity. Names are important in A View from a Bridge, and Miller uses names in order to show the masculinity of the characters. Respect and names are used interchangeably at the beginning of Act 2 Eddie states: ‘I want my respect!’ thrice.
Scout learns this from her encounter with Dolphus Raymond. After he reveals his secret to Scout, he says, "I try to give them a reason, you see. If helps folks if they can latch onto a reason. "- page 268 After hearing this from Dolphus Raymond, himself, it came to Scout's attention that he was absolutely nothing like what they had described him to be. Which brought the idea to Scout’s head that people are not always what they’re made up to be.
From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time. Another one of their neighbors is Mrs. Dubose. They think of her as really disrespectful which causes no one to like her as a person. Half way through the trial, the kids go outside and meet Dolphus Raymond, who pretends to act a certain way to not get in trouble when he is being himself. These are the three main characters in the book that had their appearances misunderstood.
Mr. Raymond is one of the few to open up about adult society and their ways of judging people. Mr . Raymond states that excuses such as him drinking alcohol, gives people reasons to grasp a hold of, which helps them a lot. “I try to give ‘em a reason, you see, it helps folks if they can latch onto a reason.” (Lee 268). Mr. Raymond reveals that people are inclined to judge a lot on certain things that deviate from society such as a white
As a young child, he saw his father as a physically-abusive figure who viewed him as a “loser.” This stuck to the young boy, who would, later on, attribute his ambitious streaks as a means to prove himself. The abusiveness present in the family was also one of the influencing factors as to why Dolph got into martial arts. Despite these circumstances, he had always maintained his love and admiration towards the old Lundgren. Dolph’s interest towards contact sports started when he was seven. He first tried judo and then moved on to karate and weight training when he reached his