As seen in the picture the silhouette seems to indicate that the person is grieving or is dealing with some sort of loss recently. They are by themselves and there is no one around to console them. They are by themselves, sort of like a recluse. They appear to be in a depressed state of mind. P.2 This connects mostly to Boo in Tka but can also be applied to Jem as he is the only one of the two that was old enough to remember their mother and thus he would be the only that would grieve. ( not counting Atticus). But the most obvious connection would be to Boo as his parents are both dead and his older brother has come back to the Family house to look after his reclusive brother who doesn't process emotion normally hence why he would look depressed and confused. Also, the room looks to be dark which Boo likes as evidenced by when he is at the Finches and Atticus insists they talk outside instead of in the living room because it would be darker.
p.1 Mob mentality is when people act in a different way from what they would normally because they are in a large group or mob. These actions often become violent. In the article, it is said that " Typically, the bigger a mob, the more its members lose self-awareness and become willing to engage in dangerous behavior. Second, physical anonymity also leads to a person experiencing fewer social inhibitions." this means that as more people join the group or mob the more they start to influence each other to do dangerous things. Also, that when in a mob a person starts to lose their individuality and becomes part of a "hive mind" doing t what the group does not what their morals say to do. The text also talks about wht characteristics make a person susceptible to this behavior " For example, people are more likely to engage in looting in dire situations, such as when resources were scarce after Hurricane Katrina. Adolescents who share antisocial tendencies and lack close family bonds are more likely to search for social identity in gangs." which explains why kids join gangs, not because it is cool but because they lack those close familial bonds. p.2 This connects to the mob scene in TKAM because once Scout starts talking to Mr. Cunningham, he starts to regain some of his individuality and starts to think of the morality of the whole situation and moves beyond the mob mentality. Before she started talking they were going to assault Atticus just so they could get to Tom even though they didn't know the whole truth about what he had done. Mr. Cunningham does fit the traits of someone who would join a mob they had been cast out from the town for being dirty and poor so he wanted the people to know that he was just like them so he joined up to feel that connection with the people around him.
This exemplifies the psychology of TKAM because the subject of the article sam is a lot like Boo the town tolerates him but doesn't really care if he's there or not. In the article, it says " they seem to tolerate, rather than value, her presence." it also talks about how the subject, sams ideas go underappreciated even though they can be just as good if not better than the ideas that have been proposed by others. It is also stated that "Sanity involves blocking out much of the information, again arbitrarily." this connects with Boo as he also doesn't know how to process social interaction like at the end of the novel where despite being far older than Scout, still asks her to walk him home. P.2 This is a great comparison to the psychology of Boo in TKAM because they both are not as socially adept as their peers and tend to quarantine themselves off because of this. Also, both Sam and Boo are not accepted in their daily lives. Boo being cast off by the town with slanderous rumors being told about him, but for Sam, it is more about not being appreciated for what she does and just being seen as that awkward girl in the corner.
Scroll down to the poem titled “The Casualties Were Small”. P.1 The poem shows the evolving psychology of the people who lived in Britain, and more specifically London at the time. They don't show much emotion because this has become a regular occurrence in London. They would get bombed and though the numbers are not large the toll is for those who knew those people. They may act calm but in reality, the old widow has no other children, her husband is gone and now her child is gone, taken by someone who she will never meet for reasons she can't fathom. it is said " And Mrs. Brown’s, her youngest boy Her sole support" her last son is dead and now she will probably go one to live like Boo Radley, a recluse, not leaving their home. The poem also states that " The blast of bombs spread far and wide Tho’ “the casualties were small”. ". this is kind of like what happens to Tom, because he is black the town, or at least the racist people of the town like the Ewells don't care because it is just one, insignificant person to them. p.2 This connects to To Kill a Mockingbird because the widow is like Mrs. Robinson, Her husband has died and when she is told she falls into Mr. Finches arms crying. She acts like someone who has been sentenced to death, overcome with grief, which is unlike the tone of the poem which is calmer and monotone. I as well as most other people would act like Mrs. Robinson when they learn of loved one's death. Most people would be taken aback if they saw someone so nonchalant.