The monsters are due on maple street Theme: Suspitions can deystroy
Evedince 1: In this scene sharlie shoots Van Horn because he thought he was the monster.
Evidence 2: When one person suspects its Les they all follow so they won'y be accused next.
I'ts not me I swear
It has to be Les. H'es the monster
Evidence 3: Everyone suspected that their neighbor was the monster which lead to them turning on each other
I'ts charlie! no Its the the kid!
I'ts not me i'ts Les! I siad it was the kid!
In ''The Monsters Are Due on Main Street'' by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is that suspicion can destroy. Through the teleplay there are many examples that suspicion can destroy. One example is the scene when charlie shoots Pete Van Horn because he suspects he is the monster. Another example is when the people of mape street suspect Les goodman to be the monster so they all turn on him. The final example is when they all turn on eachother. They do this because they suspect each other is the monster. All and all the theme that best fits ''The Monsters Are Due on Main Street'' by Rod Serling is that suspicion can destroy.