The story took place when they were kids and the experience traumatized them.
Ira, Grace, Wendy, Jackson and Arthur.
What's your friends name, Aaron?
The kids decided to not help the man in the well.
Hello? Who are you?
Can you help me?
The kids put the man in the well's life in danger by not helping him.
Decisions are Important
Yes, they'll be here soon. *lying*
Is help coming?
Aaron decided to tell the man in the well all the kids names after one of the other kids told the man Aarons name.
A theme for the man in the well is that stranger danger.The man in the well is a stranger to the kids. The kids didn't know if to help the man or not because of stranger danger. If the kids did help the man, he could be just a regular person and be nice or he could be a psychopath and try to kill the kids. The kids have most likely been taught since they were little that any stranger is danger. That's why the theme is stranger danger.
Another theme for the man in the well is that decisions are important. The kids made an important decision to not help the man in the well. Deciding to do that the man in the well stayed in the well. No one knows if he lived for died either. That's why the theme is decisions are important.