The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Theme: Suspicion and Fear are Destructive Forces
Evidence 1: Les Goodman's car starts all by itself. He tries to defend himself that he is not the monster.
In "the monsters are due on maple street" one theme is Fear and suspicion are destructive forces. This shows The theme Because the neighbors were so suspicious of les they did not care that he was their neighbor and close friend. they feared that he was an alien coming to spy on them. They were being destructive when they started ambushing him and accusing him without even giving him a chance.
Evidence 2: The nieghbors are all standing outside waiting to kill the monster, but instead they kill innocent Pete Van Horn.
in "the monsters are due on maple street" this scene shows the theme Fear and suspicion are destructive forces. They where so scared they didn't use common sense and without thinking they shot Pete van horn. they are showing fear that the monsters are going to hurt them. this leads to a cause and effect were because they were afraid of the monsters that lead them to shoot the innocent neighbor which is an example of them being destructive.this also shows how fear and destruction works together.
Evidence 3: All the neighbors are running around chasing each other, and accusing one another.
the Monsters are due on maple street teleplay shows that fear and suspicion are destructive forces. the scene before the ending shows all the neighbors chasing and yelling at each other, trying to find a scapegoat. they show fear towards one another thinking that every other person is some sort of traitor and alien. They are all bieng destructive by harming each other.