The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Fear and suspicion can take over and turn people against each other
The moral of the story, The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, is that fear and suspicion can take control and turn people against one another. One piece of evidence to support the theme is when Charlie thinks suspiciously about Les when the people of Maple Street found out that Les looks up at the sky early in the morning once in a while. This scene during the night supports the theme because of the way it shows how people can become suspicious and scared of one another due to their idiosyncrasies, such as what is happening here. Another piece of evidence is when Steve points out the foolishness of the people of Maple Street for their suspicion about who is the monster in ACT 2. This also supports the theme because it shows Steve pointing out how Maple Street’s residents are too caught up in finding out who is the monster. One last piece of evidence is when the two figures discuss how just cutting off Maple Street’s power is enough to make them go mad and turn against one another near the end of the story. This supports the theme because it shows the figures discovering how Maple Street, as well as a lot of other places, will accuse one another of being a monster due to suspicion and fear. In conclusion, the moral of The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street is that fear and suspicion can turn people against one another and take control of people.
Charlie is suspicious about how Les looks up at the sky early in the morning and discuss's his suspicion in ACT 2.
Steve points out Maple Street's foolishness about finding out who is the monster during ACT 2.
The two figures discuss how just cutting off Maple Street's power is enough to turn the residents against each other near the end of the story.