On Maple Street the light and everything that ran on electricity went off. The only thing that was working was Les's car. After Tommy told everyone that there might be an alien among them people started blaming Les for being an alien.
Fear can lead people to accuse each other.
Maple Street is in the USA, it's late summer filled with the laughter of children
"you might even be able to get to town. It was that way in the story. No one could leave. Nobody expect the people they sent down ahead of them." "That was the way they prepared for lemding. They sent four people. A mother a father and two kids who looked like humans...but weren't."
Charlie is an important because he was the one who kept blaming different people.
"He always was an oddball. Him and his whole family. Real oddball."
The whole conflict began only because Tommy told people that their where monsters among them but look like humans.
At the end of the story the people on maple street. Never stopped accusing each other. They still belied that there was a monster among them.