The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Serling, is to not jump to wrong conclusions based on your fear because on page 9 they blamed goodman for his car starting by itself. This shows that they jumped straight to conclusions, and that they blamed him right away. In conclusion, this let their fears take over reason and logic.
All the people are on Maple Street 1950. the characters are tommy, sally, charlie, charlies wife, les goodman, mrs. goodman, don, and peter
something flashes in the sky. then, all of the power on maple street goes off. tommy said that this was a sign the aliens are coming and their in the town.
pete tries to talk to the crowed and tell them that there is no need to get out of hand with this situation .
the mob sees a shadow that is coming down the alley . chalie grabs a gun and shoots it. then a little bit later he realizes that he shot pete, a neighbor.
everyone starts to get angry.
in the end all the aliens watch over maple street destroy itself.