The Monster Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Man kind is its on worst enemy
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In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is that mankind is its own worst enemy. For example, Charlie assumed it was Goodman which wasn’t true and someone also said that it was Steve. Charlie was accused too, then he assumed it was Tommy. Everyone was hurting another human whether it was tackling someone or calling their whole family psychopaths which proves mankind is its own worst enemy. Secondly, Charlie shot Pete Van Horn. Charlie didn't want to wait for the silhouette to make sure it was an alien so, he just shot the gun to stay alive. A human shot another human, although it might have been an accident he didn’t wait. Lastly, towards the end they were all shouting in a riot accusing people of being an alien. After this I can assume they killed or at least severely injured each other because that was what they aliens said would happen. They proved the aliens right and they hurt each other all on their own all the aliens did was turn the lights off. This proves my point that the theme of The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling is mankind is its own worst enemy
Evidence 1 : In this scene Les Good man gets accused of being an alien.
Evidence 2: In this scene Pete Van Horn gets shot
Evidence 3: In this scene everyone is shouting who they think is the alien