“A mob’s always made up of people, no matter what. Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he was still a man. Every mob in every little Southern town is always made up of people you know – doesn’t say much for them, does it?”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 15. Atticus is talking to his son Jem about the mob led by Walter Cunningham that almost attacked Atticus in a bid to enter the jail to lynch Tom Robinson.