Everyone started to confront Les Goodman because his car started on it's own when no one else's car would work.
The car starts on its own!
Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn because he thought that he was the monster from afar. He sees that it was Pete, and feels bad.
I didn't mean to do this!
Everyone started to blame each other of being the "monster" and destroying each others homes because of fear.
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No, It's the kid!
Kennedy Connor period 5
My theme is that fear can lead to betrayal and destruction. I say this because after everyone was aware that there might be aliens disguised as humans, people began to find a scapegoat to put the blame on. Les Goodman's car began to turn on and off when no one else's would turn on. This gave everyone the opportunity to blame him of being an alien or "strange". Later on, everyone see's a dark figure walking very slowly toward them and Charlie starts to panic. He grabs the gun from Steve and shoots the figure out of fear. When everyone runs toward the figure to see who it was, it was Pete Van Horn. Charlie feels confused and scared because he realized that he just shot someone he trusted, and now everyone is blaming him of being the alien. At the end of the story, everyone is fearful, therefore they started to betray each others trust and blame each other for something none of them did. They also destroyed each others home by throwing items like a hammer, breaking things such as windows, and shooting guns.