The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

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  • Evidence 1: When Pete Van Horn came out of the darkness Charlie shoot him. 
  • Theme: Don´t jump to conclusions  because it could lead to violence. 
  • Evidence 2: The people ended up killing each other because they kept thinking there was a monster.
  • Evidence 3: When the people assumed Charlie was the monster they threw rocks at him.
  • One major theme of ¨The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street¨ is that don´t jump to conclusions because it could lead to violence. One piece of evidence that supports my theme is that when Pete Van Horn came out of the darkness the people thought is was the monster so Charlie shoot him. The more frighten the people got the more desperate they became to kill. Out of fright and desperation, they wanted things to go back to normal so Charlie shoot what he thought was the monster. They shoot an innocent man that could have been hurrying back to tell them something important. The second piece of evidence is that the people ended up killing each other trying to figure out who the monster was. As soon as there was no electricity and the power went out the people started getting nerves. When they found out there might be a monster people started ripping each other up to get rid of it just like a virus or disease. It was just sad in the end when they got some sort of weapon and killed each other hoping they killed the monster. My third piece of evidence is when they thought charlie was the monster and started throwing rocks at him. As soon as Charlie killed Pete and they found out it was him the town started accusing Charlie especially Don Martin and Les Goodman. Thanks two the town actually though that Charlie was the monster, chased him all the way to his house and threw rocks at his house shattering the windows and causing glass to go everywhere. In the film version one of the rocks hit his head and caused his head to bleed. In both versions the people still threw rocks with was very dangerous. In my opinion the theme for this story should be don't jump to conclusions because it could lead to violence and there were lots of ways to show that. 
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