What sort of person is Dolphus Raymond in To Kill a Mockingbird? (Chapter 16)
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Dolphus Raymond is a wealthy white man who uses a false public persona to help him cope with social disapproval. He is in a long-term relationship with a black woman, and they have several children, but the law prohibits interracial marriage. He is introduced as eccentric who drinks and socializes with black men. Later, Raymond is also kind to Dill when the boy becomes upset during the trial.
Dolphus Raymond is one of the most complex and contradictory characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. Although he only appears occasionally in the novel, Raymond’s status as a misfit in Maycomb reveals the deceptions in which individuals might feel compelled to engage if they wished to continue living in a segregated, racist Southern town. Because he is well-to-do and his family history is well-known in Maycomb, most of the town’s white people tolerate Raymond’s eccentric behavior even though they disapprove of it. Raymond is a white man who was widowed, and for many years has been in a long-term relationship with a black woman, with whom he has several children. In that era, there were laws against...
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Dolphus Raymond is a Mockingbird in the book.In the book, mockingbirds are defined as the people who cannot live their life the way they want to because of society.Dolphus Raymond's children are neither black nor white and thus are rejected by both sides of society.Dolphus Raymond does not want to adhere to society and thus acts as if he is taking drugs while he is actually only drinking cola,he does this to be alone and isolated from society so that he can live his life the way he wants it.