Updated: 2/23/2021

Storyboard Text

  • Atticus waits for a mob to come and try to hurt Tom Robinson, while Scout, Dill, and Jem watch. " A long extension cord tan between the bars of the second-floor window and down the side of the building. In the light from the bare bulb, Atticus was sitting propped against the front door." page 201
  • The men of the mob, including Walter Cunningham, threaten Atticus and tell him to move away from the door. " 'that changes things, doesn't it.' 'It do,' another deep voice said. Its owner was a shadow. 'Do you really think so?' " page 202
  • Scout runs up to Atticus, thinking that she knows all the men around her. Atticus knows these people could hurt his children and he is scared for them. "Atticus got up from his chair, but he was moving slowly, like an old man. He put the newspaper down very carefully, adjusting its creases with lingering fingers. They were trembling a little." page 203
  • Atticus tells Jem to take Dill and Scout home but Jem won't leave. Scout doesn't understand why everyone is so concerned. "As Atticus's fists went to his hips, so did Jem's, and as they faced each other I could see little resemblance between them... Mutual defiance made them alike." page 203
  • Scout starts to talk to Mr. Cunningham and takes him out of his "mob mentality." Atticus had told her before to talk to people about what they are interested in, so she talks about Mr. Cunninham's son and entailments. " 'Well, Atticus, I was just sayin' to Mr. Cunningham that entailments are bad an' all that, but you said not to worry, it takes a long time sometimes... that you all'd ride it out together. . .' " page 205-206
  • The mob leaves, having been taken out of their "mob mentality." Mr. Underwood, from "the Maycomb Tribune" said he had Atticus' back the whole time. " 'Mr.Finch?' A soft husky voice came from the darkness above: 'They gone?' Atticus stepped back and looked up. 'They've gone,' he said. 'Get some sleep, Tom. They won't bother you anymore.' " page 206