Examples Of Mob Mentality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Lee also shows the real-life issue of mob mentality. Mob mentality is when people act in contrast from their normal self while in a group of people. Studies have confirmed that people act differently in a group to fit in, because they are emotional and angry (Edmonds). People also think that if they act out in a group, they are less likely to get caught (Edmonds). Numerous characters in the book To Kill a Mockingbird have experienced mob mentality in one way or another. In the lynching picture by Lawrence Beitler, there is a great group of people standing around two men being hung from a tree. Nobody in the picture seems concerned about the men. This relates to the the book, because a mob came to the jail looking for Tom Robinson so they could

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