Dill(Charles Baker Harris)

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Dill(Charles Baker Harris) by Mind Map: Dill(Charles Baker Harris)

1. Does not live in maycomb but has relatives (Outsider)

2. Helps the reader understand the town because the reader is an outsider like Dill

3. He risks his safety to run away to Maycomb

4. For Jem and Scout summer means Dill and Dill means Dills imagination.

5. Quotes about Dill:

5.1. "Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies

5.2. "Well I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."

6. Strengths And Weaknesses

6.1. Weakness: Small for his age and gets carried away with imagination.

6.2. Strength:Smart, imaginative, fun, confident, sensative and caring

7. Looks like:

7.1. Little, week: You're mighty puny for nearly seven.

7.2. Pale

8. Dills Character

8.1. Confident:I'm Charles Baker Harris. I can read. I can read anything you've got.

8.2. Funny, imaginative: think I'll be a clown when I get grown. There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."

9. History:

9.1. Does not have a father.

9.2. Ran away from his family a few times

9.3. Grows throughout the book:“Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies"

9.4. having been bound in chains and left to die in the basement... by his new father, who disliked him, and secretly kept alive by a passing farmer who heard his cries for help... Dill worked himself free by pulling the chains from the wall

9.5. Ran away from his family a few times

10. When Dill comes to Maycomb at the beginning of the novel, he is eager to please and make friends. He tells tall tales and brags about his life when he says he has seen Dracula and is only seven but can read.