The theme of 'The Monsters on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Sterling is don't be quick to blame others because the source could be wrong. On Page 8 the people that live on Maple Street start to blame Les Goodman for being an alien because his car started an dstoped by it self and since he has insomnia he looks at the stars at night. This shows that the people were so thirsty for an explanation they started blaming innocent people. In conclusion the people of Maple Street are very suspicious and they let their fear take over.
The thing that just flew over our heads was an alien space ship and they don't want us to leave.
The stove stoped working.
My Car won't turn on!
Im gonna go see if the other streets are having the same problem as us.
The Exposition of this story the people of Maple Street believe a fourteen year old boy who plants the seed of aliens living amongst them and since the aliens don't want them to leave they turned all their power off.
The conflict of the story is that none of the power or electronics are turning on on Maple Street. The people are starting to blame each other and get extremely angry with each other.
To see if anything is going on at Floral Street Pete Van Horn goes to check it out.
The people of Maple Street blame Les Goodman of being an alien and the women next door says that when she goes to bed late at night she see's Les looking at the sky and he and his wife claim he has Insomnia so he doesn't sleep well at night.
When the people of Maple Street see a shadowy figure walking they think it's a monster and Charlie grabs a gun and shoots him before he even knows who is walking in the distance when they walk up to the figure they find it is Pete Van Horn who Charlie murdered.
All of a sudden house lights are turning on and off and people are starting to blame more and more people for being aliens and they start to attack each other and it turns out there really was aliens watching from a distance turning their lights on and off and freaking them out proving that people are their own monsters.