How can you write an internal monologue of Mr. Cunningham when he is at the jail with the lynch mob? What is he thinking about when Scout is talking to him?

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When you write an internal monologue, you have to put yourself inside the mind of a character.  This is similar to the advice Atticus Finch gives his children.  He sometimes tells them to walk or stand in another person's shoes.  

An internal monologue is the inner voice of a character.  The internal monologue can also be thought of as the thoughts going through their head.  Consider the scene itself:

Tom Robinson is transferred to the jailhouse in Maycomb.  Atticus sits outside the jail to keep watch.  Scout sneaks out with Dill and Jem to see what their father is doing.  They find...

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