Bravery in To Kill a Mockingbird

Length: 2 Pages 575 Words

Charles Baker Harris, the boy with the name longer than he is, is more commonly known as Dill. Dill is an adventurous person. He shows this attribute various times in the throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird but a few times in particular really stuck out. The main ways that he shows this off is by the mischief he causes. Another way is how he is always trying to take a peak at the infamous Boo Radley. Also a way that really stuck out to me was when he stole money from his parents and ran away. Boo Radley is a deranged psychotic individual—or so people think. People from all over Maycomb know of him and try to keep their distance from the house in fear that they may have an encounter with Boo—not Dill. He is always scheming a something to make him come out so he, Jem and Scout can witness first hand that he really does exist. He Continue...


The stunt brought the whole town to the scene to see what the commotion was. So when the question of whether Dill is brave or not there is no question about it that he is the bravest eight year old in the book. Their "plan failed quickly when the brother of Boo, Nathan, came around the house with a shotgun to scare them away. one time talked Jem and Scout to sneak around the Radley House to peak in the back window in hopes of viewing him. When Atticus found out what was going on he said "I ain't scared of Atticus. Not only did he touch the house, he gave it a good hard slap and was instantly freaked out and the three of them ran home as fast as they could. The plan was almost successful when they looked over and saw a curtain move. The bravest thing I saw from Dill was when he stole money from his parents and hopped a train to Maycomb to be with Jem and Scout. In addition to the failed plan of sneaking around the house, there were times when the bravery was not supplied by him but was brought out by him. He arrived late at night and said that he just had to get away. Jem took some serious time thinking about the situation and if it was worth it. About three days later Dill got Jem to give in and do it with the company of Dill all the way to the front gate. Dill has stolen money to run away. Even with the fact that they ran home scared it still took some guts to do what they did.