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Scout and Dill make the mature decision not to tell any other people in the town that Dolphus Raymond is not actually a drunk. Dolphus is merely acting as if he is the “town drunk” by sipping Coca-Cola from a paper bag that makes it seem as if he’s drinking whiskey. Dolphus is chastised by the Maycomb County community for his interracial relationship. He pretends to be drunk in order to provide the community members an explanation for his lifestyle. Mr. Raymond prefers to act drunk in order to avoid being threatened by the Maycomb community members. After Dolphus explains how racial injustice is prevalent throughout the community Dill becomes upset and cries. Mr. Raymond views this as a sign that Dill and Scout have not yet lost their innocence and tells them how it is wrong for white people to treat black people with prejudice.
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