The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

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Scenes + theme + The Monsters are Due on Maple Street :)

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  • "No more talk Steve. You're going to talk us into the grave! You'd let whatever's out there walk right over us wouldn't yuh? In this scene, the group stands on Maple Street, afraid and in suspense. Charlie grabs the shotgun from Steve and shoots the figure in the darkness, which turns out to be Pete Van Horn ("You killed him, Charlie. You shot him dead!)! You can infer that there is violence and fear covering the people like a thick blanket.
  • Will anybody think a thought around here?
  • You´d let them walk right over us! Well some of us won´t...!
  • "Charlie has to be the one- where's my rifle" -Don Martin "Les Goodman's the one. His car started! Let's wreck it!" -Woman "Smash the radio. Get me a hammer. Get me something." -Mrs.Goodman In this scene, people are accusing each other, the suspicion of people bringing violence and destruction (clearly).
  • Smash the radio! Get me a hammer!
  • Where's my rifle?
  • "With few variations. They can pick the most dangerous enemy they can find...and it's themselves. And all we need to do is sit back... and watch" -Figure One. IN this scene the "monsters", aliens are talking about how the people of Maple Street will destroy each other.
  • This scene supports the theme: "Fear and suspicion are destructive forces", because violence and a murder has come to happen because of the suspicion and fear that the figure in the dark was a monster, so forth bringing the event of Charlie shooting/murdering Pete Van Horn.
  • This scene supports the theme: "Fear and suspicion are destructive forces", because the people here are destroying themselves and their Maple Street because of suspicion of people being the monster/alien, smashing radio's, murders, broken cars, suspicion and fear have transformed them into savages!
  • The Monsters are Due on Maple Street; Theme: Fear and suspicion are destructive forces.
  • This scene supports the theme: "Fear and suspicion are destructive forces", because the aliens are talking about how the people of Maple Street will destroy each other because of suspicion and fear and anger, it can in turn into violence and then destruction.
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