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Who is Dill and why did he come to Maycomb?

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Posted April 6, 2013 at 3:12 AM via web

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Who is Dill and why did he come to Maycomb?

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jrinkel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 7, 2013 at 12:27 AM (Answer #1)

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Charles Baker Harris (Dill) was the young boy from Meridian, Mississippi. He was originally from Maycomb County, but his mother worked as a photographer in Meridian. He lived with his Aunt Rachel in Maycomb every summer. Dill told stories about Dracula and tells conflicting stories about his father. These stories lead the reader to believe that Dill was neglected or abandoned by his father. Dill is more of a secondary character to the story, but plays a role in Jem and Scout's fascination with Boo Radley.  This fascination not only lasts through the summer when Dill visits, but also throughout the school year.

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