Why was Scout able to disperse the angry mob when reasonable adults like Atticus could not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 4:30 am ad1c9bdddf
This scene in the book is an intriguing event. The mob, to begin, is a single entity. They act the way that they do because every person in the mob makes the individuals into faceless, senseless figures caught up in the heady rush. The nameless Mob does not stop for adult rationality, and the mood of the mob is only heightened when such rationality tries to pervade it.
This posting discusses why Scout was able to disperse an angry mob when reasonable adults like Atticus could not.