The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Never let fear take over your thoughts
The alien is one of us !
It's him !! No, it is the other neighbor !!
Tommy is the alien !
No ! I think Les is the alien ! He doesn't sleep at night!
In " The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" by Rod Sterling, the main theme is that we should never let fear take over our thoughts. In the first scene, everyone is accusing each other because their fear is making them anxious and scared. Weird things are happening in their street and they think that an alien is making the cars turn on and the lights flicker. In the second scene, it shows how fear can make you nervous and do crazy things. Charlie was afraid for his life and he couldn’t control his anger. He was tense when he saw the dark figure walking towards him and he immediately shot the figure. Then, he realized that he shot Pete Van Horn and he was dead. In the third scene, all the neighbors are throwing rocks at Charlie because of his bad action. Everyone is still scared and confused about everything that is happening on Maple Street. Charlie makes another bad decision and he accused Tommy of being the alien. Tommy is just a boy that read about aliens in his comic books. It is not good to accuse someone without having any evidence. Everyone needs to know how to control their fears taking over their thoughts.
Evidence 1: In this scene, all the neighbors are scared of aliens and they think that the liens live in the neighborhood. They don't trust anyone.
Evidence 2: In this scene, Charlie was felling very suspicious of everyone and he was in fear of his life. When he saw a dark figure, he panicked and thought it was the alien. Immediately, he grabbed a gun and shot the figure. Then, he realized that he killed Pete Van Horn and not an alien.
Evidence 3: In this scene, everybody is angry at Charlie and they want to kill him. Charlie told them that Tommy must be the alien because he knew a lot about aliens. Everybody is scared and confused. They don't trust each other.