The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Serling, is don't be quick to judge others or jump to conclusions because, if you do you might blame someone innocent due to fear or unreliable sources. In paragraph #9 Goodmans car somehow starts to work when everything has gone out that takes energy. His car working leads to people thinking he is the alien. This shows that they are jumping to conclusions when they should calmly investigate and be careful because it may be him but you have no true proof other than that. In conclusion, make sure to think things though before you jump to conclusions or blame others.
Why Tommy why shouldn't I leave?
Don't leave oh plz don't leave!
They don't want you too oh plz don't leave!
In the Exposition we figure out that Maple Street is you average everyday town. Nice people with friendly attitudes. You also figure out that's gonna change.
I don't know how it started I swear. I just turned around and all the sudden its working.
The conflict is everyone thinking that someone is this alien from outer space trying to kill everyone.
NO its Goodman!!!
The rising action is when Tommy is explaining to them that the aliens are coming.
The exposition is when Goodman car starts to work causing everyone to start blaming each other and making scapegoats.
The Falling Action is when everyone decides to go crazy. They become mob and kangaroo court and start pointing fingers at everyone. This ends up leading towards hints to murder and on actually murder!
Its the kid!!
NO its Steve!!!!
In the resolution we figure out it was all planed by the aliens and they plan to do that to every other town too.