The Monsters are Due on Maple Street Theme: Fear and suspicion can be weapons
Its' the monster!
IT'S YOU ISN'T IT.
I think its Steve.
I WONDER WHO IT IS.
It's not me, I'm the one who tried to warn you.
I TRUST NO ONE.
It's one of us and we need to find out who.
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Sterling, one of the main themes is that fear and suspicion can be weapons. Fear and suspicion can be weapons because when you get scared or nervous you can do harmful,dangerous,or unexpected things. The reason why Charlie shot Pete Van Horn was because he was scared when he saw a dark figure approaching . Everyone on maple street turned on each other because they were nervous so they blamed whoever they thought or looked suspicious. Charlie accused Tommy of being the alien without any facts.That shows that Charlie is determined to find the impostor that he blamed a child.Fear and suspicion can be dangerous weapons because people can turn on people on each other because they have no trust and are nervous and worried.
Evidence 1 : In this scene ... Charlie shot Pete Van Horn because his thoughts made him worried and scared.
Evidence 2 : In this scene... Everyone turned on each other without evidence or asking questions to figured out the situation.
Evidence 3 : In this scene... Charlie accused Tommy of being the alien without a hesitation and without the facts