The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Thoughts Are As Deadly As Violece
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling one of the main themes are thoughts are as deadly as violence.One of the reasons it supports the theme is because, when Goodmans car turned on suddenly everyone then but the blame on him and said that he was the alien.This supports the theme because they all thought he was the alien just because his care turned on and nobody else did. So, they were all thinking that he was the alien and they knew him for a while so they were putting their thoughts first and not there common sense. For my second evidence was when Charlie killed Pete Van Horn because he thought he was an alien. . This supports the theme because it shows how Charlie was so terrified and scared that when he saw the object across the street he thought it was an alien so he fired and shot the gun. Then when he ran toward the object he realized it was Pete Van Horn. This really shows the theme because he thought it was an alien but it wasn't so it lead to a death. My third evidence was when Charlie's house lights turned on by itself and then everybody blamed him for being the alien. This shows the theme because its shows how everyone is ready once again to blame each other and think they are the alien when it is really nobody and they are all just thinking it in there head. This also shows the theme because they are going to tear each other apart if they keep blaming each other for being the alien. I think this story really fits the theme because everybody was just blaming each other for being the alien and this lead to a death and everybody not trusting each other.
Evidence One:This is when eveyones notices a dark creature a few house away from them and they all thought it was an alien. Charlie gets fightend and pulls the tirger of the gun. Then as the crature goes down they run to it and notice that it is Pete Van Horn.
Evidence Two:This happend when Goodmans car was the only one that could turn on. Eveyone thought that was strange so they all blammed Goodman for being the alien.
Evidence Three:This when Charlie's house lights turned on suddenly and everyone then blammed him for being the alien.