To Kill a Mockingbird

In to kill a mockingbird in chapter 15, the narrator says, "Shadows became substance as lights revealed solid shapes moving toward the jail door. Atticus remained where he was" (151). Who are the "shadows," and why have they come to Tom Robinson's jail ce

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THese guys were a mob of men coming to lynch Tom Robinson. They wanted to "take care" of him with their own ruthless justice before the trial. The mob seemed to be lead by Mr. Cunningham.