The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Blaming Others Can Lead to Violence
How did your car start by itself
I don't know
I´m not the monster I just thought Pete was the monster
Itś Pete Van Horn! Why did you kill him so fast, are you the monster?
I´m not the monster. I know who it really is. Itś Tommy.
He's just a little boy.
Who is it then Charlie.
By: Jackson Farris
Evidence 1: In this scene... People are blaming Les Goodman for his car starting by itself.
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is blaming others can lead to violence. One day on Maple Street, a very bright light shined down on the street. Everyone was confused except one boy, his name was Tommy. Two men were going to go down to the city, but Tommy said no. Tommy said they shouldn´t go because they didn´t want us to leave. Pete Van Horn tells everyone that he's going to check the electricity box.Then, Tommy said why shouldn't we leave and who doesn't want us to leave. Tommy replied and said the aliens. Then, Tommy explained that one of the families on Maple Street is not human. Then, Les Goodman tried to start up his car and it didn't work. Les walked away and suddenly his car started by itself, everyone was in shock. Then, suddenly someone created a mob around Les Goodman. Everyone was questioning him and asking if he is the alien. Les said, no I'm not the alien. Next, a lady said that Les goes out at night and just stares at the stars, like he's signaling someone. Les Goodman answered yelling at everyone. Suddenly, a strange figure walked up and Charlie got out his shotgun and shot him. Then, everyone went up to him and figured out it was Pete Van Horn. Charlie started getting blamed for shooting him so fast. People started thinking that he was the monster because he shot him so fast and maybe Pete had information and Charlie didn't went everyone to know it. Then, Charlie yelled out that he's not the monster and he knows who it really is. Then, Steve said then then who is it Charlie. Charlie says it's Tommy. Tommy's mom was really confused and she said how is he the monster he's just a little boy. Finally, Tommy and his mom started running from their neighbors because they were chasing them they thought they were the monsters.
Evidence 2: In this scene... The families on Maple Street are blaming Charlie now for shooting Pete Van Horn so quickly.
Evidence 3: In this scene... Charlie is blaming Tommy for knowing what was happening before when the light from the sky shined down on Maple Street.