Charles Baker Harris
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Charles Baker Harris
"I'm little but I'm old" Dill
Even when people put him down, he stillmakes himself sound good and doesn't backdown
"I'm Charles Baker Harris, Ican read."
He is very proud of his reading ability
"....caught 9 o'clock from Meridian, got off atMaycomb junction ...walked ten or eleven of thethirteen miles to Maycomb"
Dill does what he wants and ispersistent in making a change in his life
"It's all over town in the morning, ...abouthow we held off hundred folks with our barehands"
He likes to exaggerate aboutthe events that took place
"I know all that, Scout. It was the wayhe said it ,made me sick, plain sick."
Dill was affected by the prejudice seen in thetrial which motivated him to feel sick about theway Tom Robinson and his community weretreated
"....Dilll's face went white"
Dill was afriad that if Atticus were to find outhe was in Maycomb, he would send him backto his family who had been abusing him
Wanting to impress Scout
HOW OTHERS SEE HIM OR HER...
Dill was important to Scout
"With him, life was routine. Withouthim, life was unbearable"
Scout was miserable about Dill not coming to Maycomb thatsumme. This is because Dill is important to Scout especially inher childhood and in hwer rough time of her father bdefend TomRobinson
Not important to his parents
"he they just wasn'tinterested in me"
His parents didn't care much for him and what he did. Althoughthey did alot for him and did what Dill asked, Dill didn't feel asthough they acted like they liked him and didnt like hiscompany
Blue eyes, white hair
"his hair was snow white....his blueeyes would lighten and darken"
"You look right puny for going on 7"
BELIEFS & VALUES
"Then he rose and broke theremaining code of our childhood"
Dill believed Scout and Jem should support him and valueshis loyalty with them. This was when Jem decided to goagainst what Dill wanted and tell Atticus he had come toMaycomb
"It ain't right, somehow it ain'tright to do 'em that way"
Dill values respect and doesn't believe Tom Robinson wasbeing treated fairly in the court. He saw the prejudice in thecourt and decided that it isnt right which shows his belief injustice
"How do you know a matchdon't hurt him"
Dill cares about hurting others and more capableof looking at a different perspective than Jem orScout