The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Don't assume things, have evidence.
It was you Charlie!
NO! It wasen't me!
Oh My God! Peter! I didn't know it was you. I thought it was the monster!
It was you Charlie. Your the monster!
No! It was no me! Stop Accusing me!
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Sterling, one of the main themes is to not assume, but to have evidence. In the first box I put that Charlie and Steve had a huge argument about who they thought the monster was. Steve thought that it was Charlie, but Charlie said that it wasn't him. I say this because Steve had no right to accuse Charlie over something that he has no facts or evidence of. With box two, Charlie grabbed a rifle because he saw something come walking down the street and he got scared. Charlie shot the gun and killed the person, until he realized that it was Peter Van Horn. Again Charlie had no evidence that it was a monster he just assumed that it was a monster without seeing it face to face. Which cost him a lot by killing somebody. Lastly, in the third box I put that Charlie accused Tommy of being the monster. I saw that this is a good example because Charlie at first didn't believe in Tommy at the beginning. Also, just because he thinks that aliens are coming and attacking doesn't mean that its true he needed evidence to back himself up. Also, Charlie is very straight forward and always wants to be right without thinking. All in all, I think that the most important theme is to not assume but to have evidence. I think that all the characters were just assuming and accusing different people about what they THINK that they did.
Evidence 1: "You were so quick to kill, Charlie." Well, maybe Peter was trying to tell us something."
Evidence 2: " But, but, I didn't know who he was."
Evidence 3: "It's...It's the kid. It's Tommy, he's the one."