Harper Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird

analytical Essay
592 words
592 words

In the book, To Kill a Mockeningbird by Harper lee, Charles Baker Harris, also known as Dill, is one of the most important character. He’s curious, wants attention, and he can be dishonest.
One of the first characteristics seen in Dill is his curious nature. For example, the reader sees curiosity first when Scout and Jem are talking to Dill about the Radley’s, “The more we told Dill about the Radleys, the more he wanted to know, the longer he would stand hugging the light pole on the corner, the more he would wonder.” (15) By using this quote it shows how Dill’s curiosity struck by hugging the pole and starting to wonder, so now by them telling Dill more about the Radely’s it began his curiosity. Also another time that the reader can see his curiosity is when Scout is saying, “Dill and Jem were simply going to peep in the window with the loose shutter to see if they could get a look at Boo Radley, and if I didn’t want to go with them I could go straight home and keep my fat flopping mouth shut, that was all.”(69) This shows how there curiosity led them up to going to peek inside the window. Than by their curiosity they tale Scout if she didn’t approve of it than she should just go home and keep her mouth shut. Even though he was curious it didn’t stop there.
His second charateristics is him needing attention. The first time the reader see that he is needing attention is when Dill said, “Mr. Finch don’t tell Aunt Rachel, don’t make me go back, please sir! I’ll run of again!”(188) This quote shows how Dill is just wanting attention. Somebody who would say they’ll run away again just wants attention. Another time that the reader sees that he is needing attention is when Scout and Dill are talking, when Dill tells Scout, “The thing is, what I’m tryin’ to say is they do get on a lot better without me, I can’t help them any. They ain’t mean. They buy me everything I want, but it’s now-you’ve-got-it-go-play-with-it. You’ve got a roomful of things. I-got-you-that-book-so-go-read-it.”(191) By using this quote it shows how he’s wanting attention by wanting affection by his new parents. By the tone of this quote the reader can tale that Dill is filling upset that all he wants is attention.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how charles baker harris, also known as dill, is one of the most important characters in the book, to kill a mockeningbird by harper lee.
  • Analyzes how dill's second charateristics are him needing attention. the first time the reader sees that he is wanting attention is when scout says, "mr. finch don't tell aunt rachel, please sir! i'll run of again!"
  • Analyzes how jem is expressing the lies that he had caught dill saying. he is curious, needing attention, and being dishonest.
  • Analyzes how dill's curiosity leads him to just standing there being curious about the radley’s. he then runs away from his new parents because he felt like getting no attention from them.
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