"To be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else
- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight - and never stop fighting." - e.e. cummings
The Guards are guarding against people contravening the Universal Morality and the laws of the land.
The Bully is going to bash you unless you are just like him. The Monster is going to bash you anyway. He is nobody but himself and he likes ...bashing people.
The Herd of Elephants are after a little bit more territory and the Mouse does not want to be trampled or squirted at.