The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme:Blaming others can lead to suspicion and violence
Evidence 1: In this scence... Charlie is dripping with blood down his face because someone threw a rock at him.
In the "Monsters are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the the main themes is that blaming others can lead to suspicion and violence. First, in evidence #1 Charlie is hit in the head with a rock, and has a gash on his forehead dripping with blood. When the mob of people saw the lights in his house go off, Charlie immediately ran off. In result the mob followed. One person grabbed a rock, and threw it at Charlie. The flying rock hit a lamp on Charlie's porch, and the broken glass from the lamp hit Charlie creating a big gash on his face. Secondly, in scene #2 Don, Sally, Tommy, Charlie, Steve, and the rest the neighbors surround around Les' house. They surround his house because his car suddenly starts out of no where. The crowd was very suspicious of Les because everyone in the neighborhood had no electricity except Les. Steve tried to start his car and radio after the flashing, beaming light, but he had no luck. After Les tries to start his car and a few second later the motorized vehicle starts out of nowhere. Lastly, in scence #3everyone hears mysterious footsteps, and see a dark figure walking toward them. Tommy yells out that it is the monster that was messing with the town. Everyone panics.Charlie grabs the shotgun out of Steve's and and shoots the dark figure walking towards them. After Charlie shoots the figure everyone rushes down the street to see who Charlie shot. It appeared to be Pete Van Horn. Pete left to go look if the other towns had power since their town had none. In conclusion, this shows that the main theme for "Monsters are Due on Maple Street" is that blaming others can lead to fear suspision and violence.
Evidence 2: In this scence, Don, Sally, Tommy, Charlie, Steve, and the rest the neighbors surround around Les' house. They surround his house because his car suddenly starts out of no where.
Evidence 3: In this scence...Charlie is holding a shot gun. The mob sees a mysterious figure walking toward them do they get scared.