The theme of "Monsters are Due on Maple Street" is don't be quick to blame. The conflict is that the power, cars, radios stop working on Maple Street. The residents believe the problem is aliens. They become suspicious of one another. The result was that soemone was murdered and the neighbors didn't trust one another. I learned to try and find the most evidence that you can and don't be quick to blame. This shows that Charlie just shot the figure without thinking. In conclusion, they were quick to blame and they let their fears take over reason and logic.
what is that?
Why is the power not working?
bla bla bla bla bla
Something flies over from above.
The power stops working.
IM GONNA SHOOT
Everyone starts blaming each other.
People thinks it's a monster, but it's only the person who went to go check if the power was on at the other street.