The theme of "the Monsters are Due on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Serling. I believe that the theme of this story is not to lie to prove ones innocence because you shouldn't turn on your friends and family. This scene takes place after all the electricity went out. On page eight when Don says "Maybe you better tell us. Nothing’s working on this street. Nothing. No lights, no power, no radio. Nothing except one car—yours!" This is showing that the neighborhood is trying to blame other people to prove they are innocent. They are looking for the scapegoat of the bunch Even when you are unsure you should find your evidence before jumping strait you conclusions.
Maple street was once a friendly neighborhood until one fateful day. When things where not so happy. It was a regular day just like any other the kids were playing and the adults talking
Then out of the blue"it" came all the adults thought it was a meteor but, Tommy knew it was a spaceship. How he knew he could not explain but he could just sense it.
As soon as the meteor had come it was gone, but it did take something with it. All the electricity was out nothing worked no lights, cars, phones, radios, and not even a ham radio. Pete decided he would go and take a look in the other neighborhood.
Hours later a shawdowy figure was looming in the background when the street light decided to come flickering back on. Charlie then stole the shotgun from Steve then "BOOM"... He was dead it ended up being Pete Van Horn.
The once quite and peaceful neighborhood was soon tearing each other apart. Blaming others to prove their innocents, it was a truly horrible thing. They were blaming every one for being an alien even the kids.
"And that is how it works, just turn off their electronics and then you create chaos. This is what we do going from maple street, to the next to the next."