The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme:Thoughts can be dangerous
Now now, what do you people think your doing.
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Sterling, one of the main themes is that thoughts can be dangerous as in scene one Tommy is explaining his story and everyone is believing it so they are now scared over thoughts of the fact that the story could be true. Plus, in scene two people crowd around Mr Goodman because his car randomly started and everyone is now thinking he is the Charlie shoots Pete with a shotgun because it was dark and Charlie thought Pete was a monster. All in all there are many reasons why thoughts can be dangerous in the story.
Evidence 1: In this scene Tommy is explaining the story to the group of people and this fits with the theme as everyone is believing him and is starting to get scared over thoughts.
Evidence 2: In this scene everyone is crowded on Mr Goodman as they think he is an alien because his car suddenly turned on and because he always was looking at the sky late at night.
Evidence 3: In this scene Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn as he thought that Pete was a monster/alien so he pulled the trigger and he ended up making a big mistake.