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World In A Childs Eyes When this reality Was flooded with immorality Nothing goods left I saw a child wept Upon the firmament he gaze With his conscience in haze In the childs innocent eyes Gone the reflection of the clear blue sky Its the Dawn of darkness of injustice and lie Dill is a little boy from Harper Lees classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird he is Jem and Scouts best friend together they witness the cruelty of the reality and the ugliness of peoples prejudice against others seeing a man being deprived of his dignity and freedom in spite of his apparent innocence Dill disheartened by the adult world decides to be a clown when he grows up But why a clown Dill believes being a clown is only way to avoid the brutality of society When Dill says I think Ill be a clown when I get grown there aint one thing in this I can do about folks except laugh Pg216 the reader realizes that Dill has created another world deep inside his young heart which protects himself from the real world he finds the world hard to comprehend so he just as well runs away from it This is not just a childs whimsy in fact Dill has already made this decision as he first learns about racial prejudice during Tom Robinsons trial when Jem tells him about Dalphus Raymonds children colored folks wont haveem because theyre half-white white folks wont haveem casuse theyre colored so theyre just in-between dont belong anywherePg161 He hates this world because of peoples hostilities toward others as he says it just makes me sickPg199 Dill is completely confused and traumatized by what he sees in the Whitemans court in the Whitemans world he feels safe and conscious only in his very own reality there he can live a peaceful life and as a spectator from his vantage point he can laugh at
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