Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Talented Mr. Raymond

"Here," he said, offering Dill his paper sack with the straws in it. "Take a good sip, it'll quieten you." Dill sucked on the straws, smiled, and pulled at length. "Hee hee," said Mr. Raymond, evidently taking delight in corrupting a child. "Dill ,you watch out, now," I warned. Dill released the straws and grinned. "Scout, it's nothing but Coca-Cola." (pg 200)


homestar_runner said...

I think this is really funny. I love how everyone assumed that it was alcohol that he had in the bag. When I read this I just laughed. Scout told Dill to be careful, and then he responded by saying it was just coke. I bet Scout felt like a dork after assuming that it was alcohol. You know what you get for assuming Scout. Just like a thougth this was funny, there are many other things in the book that I thought were funny. I know it is a serious book but it quite funny too!!

Mrs. S says... said...

This is just one more really great example of theme in the novel. "Don't judge a book by its cover." "Things are not always what they seem." There are lots of examples of this throughout the book. Raymond as a somewhat skewed attitude towards his predicament, but it is wrong for the townspeople to make such assumptions about him.