A white man who, for much of the novel, Scout and most people in Maycomb believe is always drunk. He was supposed to marry years ago, but rumor has it that his fiancée committed suicide when she learned that Mr. Raymond had a black mistress. In the present, Mr. Raymond lives with his black girlfriend and has a number of children with her. He speaks to Scout and Dill when they step outside of Tom Robinson’s trial because Dill was upset by how the solicitor treated Robinson. At this time, he admits that he’s not a drinker—he drinks Coca-Cola out of a bag but pretends it’s whiskey to give people a reason that makes sense to them as to why he’d want to live the way he does. He’s firm in his belief that all people deserve respect and dignity, no matter the color of their skin.
Mr. Dolphus Raymond Character Timeline in To Kill a Mockingbird
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Dolphus Raymond appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...lunch, the children go downtown. The square is crowded with people eating lunch. They watch Mr. Dolphus Raymond sitting with the black people and watch him drink out of a paper bag—he has... (full context)