The Monsters Are Due on Maple Streets Theme: Accusations are as deadly and destructive as weapons
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes was that accusations and suspicion are as deadly and destructive as weapons.The scene where Les Goodman gets blamed because his car starts fits with the theme that accusations and suspicion are as deadly and destructive as weapons. The residence of maple street were scared and looking for the supposed monster and the fact that something strange happened they jump on that. The residence of maple street were so focused on finding the monster that they are just being played like puppets and they destroyed the bond that they had together.The second scene that supports this is when Charlie shoots Don Van Horn because he thought he was a monster.This supports the theme because someone accused him of being a monster and Charlie thought it was true and shot. A man died because of a false accusation and they made a deadly mistake and paid the price for it.Also because Charlie shot him everyone turned on Charlie and then there was a bad fight and everyone was blaming every one.Evidence 3 was when everyone was smashing and breaking windows and destroying each others.What supports this theme is that because some lights and electronics turned on people started freaking out and smashed windows and all because everyone blamed each other. When Charlie blamed Tommy everyone started blaming everyone else and they didn't know what to do with all the hate and suspicion that when commotion did happen it all released it was as deadly and destructive as a weapon or bomb because all windows were smashed and people were fighting and when they were done it was destroyed and it looked as if war was the Maple street destroyed each other and if it can happen at Maple Street then it can happen any where. .
Evidence 1: In this scene Les good Man is being blamed
Evidence 2: In this scene Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn
Evidence 3: In this scene everyone is throwing and breaking things