The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Accusing someone would lead to yourself being accused back
Hey! If your accusing Les, then why did your lights go off in your house?!
HOW DARE YOU!!
HE'S A MURDERER!!!!!
How was I supposed to know that Peter Van Horn was the mysterious shadow.
Evidence 1: In this scene, Charlie is accusing Mr. Goodman of all of the power outages and everything not working. Meanwhile, all Charlie's lights went on in his house, so everyone started blaminng him back.
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is that accusing someone would lead to yourself being accused back. The scene in which Charlie accuses Les, it supports the theme that they were accusing each other on the problem . As Les is being accused, Charlie's house was the only one that had lights on. So, they turned their heads to blame everything on Charlie. The next scene in which Tommy thought the ones to blame were aliens, supports the theme because as Tommy was saying his thoughts, people would just think that it was him since he had so many ideas about the problem. So, everyone thought that since he knew what was going on. The last scene in which Charlie and the neighbors see this odd shadow and shoots it, this supports the theme because as he shot the strange shadow, he realized that it was one of his fellow neighbors Peter Van Horn.
Evidence 2: While Tommy was accusing aliens about the power outage, everyone started blaming him for "knowing" what was going on.
Evidence 3: In this scene, as everyone saw a shadow in the distance, they blamed the shadow for all of the problems in the town, so Charlie took his gun and shot the criminal as they realized it was one of their fellow neighbors, Peter Van Horn.