Scene 2: Dolphus Raymond and his reveal
Point of View: Dolphus Raymond
As I walk along with my paper bag filled with a lie, I encountered three young children. One of the boys looked particularly upset, so I offered him some of the contents of my paper bag. They probably believe it is whisky, but in reality it's just some Coca-Cola. See, the entire town believes that I am a drunk loser, but it is all an act. I use this false drunkenness as an excuse for the things I have done, which the people of Maycomb do not approve of. They are disgusted by my mixed children, and my colored wife. They don't even care that I am from a rich family, all that matters to them is that I have gone against their morals. To protect my family and keep the town's watchful eyes off of us, I put on the mask of drunkenness. I tell all of this to the kids, not really knowing why at first. But maybe I do know. They are young, and impressionable. Maybe I just wanted to give them a view of a person who does what he knows is best for the ones he loves, instead of following the town's strict morals.