The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" , a teleplay by Rod Serling, is don't be quick to blame because you can be jumping to wrong conclusions based on fear. On page 15, everyone was blaming each other to find out who was the monster, and now they are blaming a child. This shows it's so easy to blame someone else just so you can get out of it. In conclusion, The people of Maple Street let their fears take over reason and logic.
Everyone in the Maple Street neighborhood knows eachother and they're are friendly to eachother.
All of a sudden everything stops working and everyone is wondering why and they are very confused because even things with batteries won't turn on.
All of a sudden this car started on by itself and everyone was backing away because they thought Goodman was the monster.
Charlie shot Pete Van Horn because he thought he was the monster.
Everyone turned on Charlie and Charlie started blaming the child for being the monster.
The people in Maple Street are there own monsters and they turn on eachother.