The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street: Theme: What's It All Mean?

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  • Charlie and Steve are talking after Charlie mistook Pete Van Horn for a monster and shot him. He went to go see if the power was on in another neighborhood because the power had turned off on Maple Street.
  • Steve - you know why I shot! How was I supposed to know who he was?
  • Even though there is a power outage, the lights in Charlie's house go on. This surprises all of the neighbors and directs suspicions toward Charlie.
  • I don't know why the lights are on. I swear I don't.
  • The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices - to be found only in the minds of men.
  • When Maple Street falls into chaos, you see two figures with a remote that is controlling all the power on the street. They are talking among themselves.
  • This scene uses the theme "Fear and suspicion are destructive forces" because Charlie had just shot Pete Van Horn because he was afraid that he was a monster.
  • The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street: Theme: Fear and suspicion are destructive forces.
  • This scene uses the theme "Fear and suspicion are destructive forces." Charlie is scared because he is so suspicious and that he will be accused of being a monster.
  • This scene uses the theme "Fear and suspicion are destructive forces." The narrator is explaining how fear and suspicion can be a place's downfall.
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