On the face of it, this seems like a fairly good career choice for someone of Dill's comedic talents, who is always coming up...On the face of it, this seems like a fairly good career choice for someone of Dill's comedic talents, who is always coming up with novel new ways to entertain Scout and Jem.Whether Dill will continue to want to be a clown in future depends to a large extent on the degree of acceptance he receives from other people, especially his mother and stepfather. .

Why does Dill want to be a clown when he grows up?

He’s trying lure Boo Radley out of his hiding mirrors that of Bob Ewell with Tom Robinson, though not for heinous intention.Then he creates lies and bogus stories just like how Mayella Ewell does during the Tom Robinson court case. .

Charles Baker Harris (Dill) in To Kill a Mockingbird

Thanks to Dill's outsider status, he can see the Maycomb community from a different perspective.Let him get a little older and he won't get sick and cry […] about the simple hell people give other people—without even thinking.Dill's sensitivity to Maycomb's intolerance gives Scout (and us) a different model of how to respond to what's happening.While Scout and Jem struggle after the trial to make sense of the Maycomb community that they thought they knew so well, and to figure out their own place in it, Dill takes a more detached approach:.Famous American writer Truman Capote was a childhood friend of Harper Lee's, and he insisted that he was the model for Dill. .

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