In the movie A Quiet Place, there's a scene where:
The father and his son are walking back home from the creek/waterfall. They pass by an old house. Nearby is a half-eaten corpse lying in the middle of their path, and near the corpse is a grizzled old man. The father signals him to keep quiet, but instead he yells loudly and is promptly taken down by one of the creatures. The father and son hide and eventually escape.
What I don't understand is who the old man was supposed to be, and what his motives/intentions were. Any of the following seem equally plausible:
- He's a cannibal and also deathly ashamed at having been caught out as a cannibal (and murderer).
- He's deliberately trying to lure/trap people for the creatures to kill.
- He feels like he needs to sacrifice himself so that the others can escape.
- He's just plain done with creatures, ready to give up, and indifferent to whether or not he takes some other people with him.
Which is it? Or was it something else entirely?