Permit me to introduce myself; i am Charles Baker Harris, known to my friends simply as Dill

I did live with mother and stepfather; however I prefer to think of the friends and freedom of Maycomb, Alabama as my home- where I feel more important and more importantly wanted. In terms of my parents “They do get on a lot better without me, I cannot help them any”As Francis says about me, “He hasn’t got a home; he just gets passed around from relative to relative.” During the year I travelled around various family members but I always spend my summer time living with my aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford, the Finches next door neighbour, in Maycomb.I once said “I 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” to which Jem replied “You got it backwards, Dill- Clowns are sad, it’s folks that laugh at them.” “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.” (ch.22). this shows how importantly I value having fun in life- I am not restricted or influenced by adult prejudices, preferring to make up my own mind on what I have witnessed.I did once propose to Scout due to how much i enjoy her company and being around her. When I am not in Maycomb I feel like I’m not doing the best I can to look after my one day to be wife. Scout once agreed with this saying “He staked me out, marked me as property, said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me.”While Jem, Scout and I were watching the trial, I felt very upset about the way the prosecuting attorney was treating Tom while he was on the stand. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to be so cruel to another human being. I think that all should be treated equally and with respect, my time and experiences in Maycomb and witnessing the way many whites commonly treat blacks, has reinforced this belief in me very strongly.In the social class of Maycomb I am a child, this gives me little respect, however I am white which still puts me at an unfair social advantage over any African American person in Maycomb.I contributed to the story whenI am significant to the story because i am somewhat of an outsider looking at the events occurring in the small town of Maycomb. Also I was something of a catalyst for the events that led to gaining Boo Radley’s trust and eventually when he saved our lives.Like Scout and Jem, the symbol of a mockingbird could be very accurate to describe me as I am also an innocent youngster forced to learn many adult lessons at an early age.If there is one thing you should know about me is family support and love is something I value very dearly, having been shown the qualities of a good family through my interactions and experiences with the Finches.I am prepared to take questions regarding myself and my life.

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