The Monsters are Due on Maple Street Theme: Fear and Suspicion are Destructive Forces.
I didn't know who he was! How was I supposed to know who he was?
Charlie, you shot him.
Nothing is working on this street Les, nothing except for your car.
I just don't understand what's going on.
Look Charlie! The lights just went on in your house Charlie.
How come your the only one with the lights on?
Charlie just shot Pete Van Horn, because he thought that he was a monster in the shadows.
In the scene where Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn relates to theme that fear and suspicion are destructive forces. Charlie was scared, because that Pete Van Horn was a monster coming out of the shadows. Charlie was just trying to protect the others, but ended up killing someone he knew. This scene shows that Charlie was very scared and suspicious . Charlie killed Pete Van Horn and started more suspicion bout himself among his other neighbors. In the next scene, Les Goodman's car suddenly starts up by it's self supports the theme that fear and suspicion are destructive forces. All the neighbors are trying to find a scapegoat because they are all scared and suspicious. This scene demonstrated that a small event can tear people apart from their fear and suspicion. In the last scene, Charlie's lights turn on in his house. All the neighbors start to point their fingers at Charlie, because his house is the only one on Maple Street with it's lights working. Everyone on Maple Street was starting to think that Charlie was the alien , which started more fear and suspicion in the neighbors on Maple Street.
When Les Goodman's car starts up, they all start trying to find a scapegoat because they are scared and suspicious of one another.
The lights in Charlie's house suddenly turn on and all the neighbors are pointing their finger at Charlie.