The one consistent behavioral pattern that Bigger follows occurs whenever he is under pressure of feels threatened. This seems to always end in violence. The first example of this occurs when Bigger and his friends are planning to rob Blum's delicatessen. Bigger projects his fear of robbing Blum onto Gus and attacks him when he is the last to arrive for the robbery. This process continues with the death of Mary and also Bessie. Each time, Bigger is confused and does not know how to react, his eventual reaction is to lash out in violence at the nearest person. This results, of course, in Bigger's eventual arrest and death.