The Monsters are due on Maple street Theme: Mankind Is It's Own Enemy
In ¨The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street"by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is that Mankind Is It's Own Enemy. Mankind is it's own enemy because people are the one's who cause dangerous situations and problems witch could lead to far more worse. 3 examples are, first people are always assuming things abput other people witch can make them say things and maybe even do certain things, for example in the story when Les's car turned on everyone just automatically assumed he was an alien witch led to everyone accusing him and turning against him. Another example is that people try to blame other people for things so they wouldn't get in trouble like in the story Charlie blamed Tommy when everyone else was starting to blame him witch shows how selfish mankind is. And lastly when Charlie accidentally shot Pete it showed how all he wanted to do is to make him seem innocent so he wouldn't get blamed but just because of his selfishness he ended up killing someone. This is how mankind is its own enemy.
Evidence 1 : In this scene it shows how Les car turned on and made everyone accuse him of being the alien.
Evidence 2: In this scene it shows how charlie killed pete without even making sure it could be an actual person.
Evidence 3: In this scene it shows how when everyone was blaming charlie he immediately started to blame Tommy so he wouldn't get in trouble. Everyone was just blaming each other so they wouldn't be the accused.