- That's probably to be expected, when it comes to the Alexandrians. Living in seclusion, in their pristine homes with mowed yards, left them in an oasis of denial as things fell apart around them. They only learned too late that they had to fight for their survival and that the world wouldn't ignore them forever. With this latest event, most of those who survived the Wolves' attack, are certainly going to be wiped out. They're by no means survivors, and by the end of next week, it'll show.
- It isn't so much that Carol and Shane created their own framework, but instead quickly adapted to the changed reality of the world. Carol, because of her abusive marriage, had to survive by eluding her husband; Shane, on the other hand, seemed to let his duty of being a police officer subvert any of his aggressive, brutish tendencies. Once the world fell apart, the notion of rules and laws vanished depending on the person. For the most part, Carol had a moral compass, doing what she felt was right for the group, asking opinions when necessary. Shane adapted into being aggressive and conceited, doing things for the betterment of himself and those he trusted as allies, and did nothing to disguise his domineering, alpha-male personality.
The difference between them and Carl and Enid, is that Carl and Enid are growing up in a world without rules, where inhibitions are secondary when someone could die at any second. Without normal childhoods, without proper guidance, children growing up during this time will know only one rule: You have to kill to survive. Growing up absent the moral compass that adults, mainly their relatives, grew up under, the first full generation to live during the apocalypse would be susceptible to anything, especially if there were no rules involved to hinder them.