He has a crazy imagination and can make many things up. His biological father wasn't around often when he was younger. His mother remarried. Dill said this stepfather was the reason he ran away. Since he felt that they were having far more fun without him around. He felt he was unneeded.
Dill is one year older than Scout and three years younger than Jem. Because Dill is shorter than Scout and frail in appearance, Scout first thinks he is younger than she is.
Dill Harris was modeled after Harper Lee's friend Truman Capote. We are introduced to Dill in the first chapter of the book. He is a welcome visitor every summer for the entire novel.
He is described as rather short for even his young age.
Acts older and wiser than his years. He is always ready to act out a story the children make up or try and think of a way to lure Boo Radley out of his home.
- "It's just coca cola scout."