The first part of this section focuses on conformity: people being spectators in the sense that they go with the crowd and do what other people do, either because they don’t question what they do or because they do not have the inner strength to go against the majority.

The second part of the section deals not only with people’s unwillingness to go against the crowd, but with people’s desire to observe the unhappiness and danger experienced by others, or even their deaths.