Narrative Structure - "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

Narrative Structure - "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

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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 conclusion based on fear or unreliable sources. On page 8, ''And he (Les Goodman) never did come out to look at the thing that flew overhead. He wasn't even interested. Why? Why didn't he come out with the rest of us to look?'' This shows that the neighborhood had blamed es just out of fear because his car started. In conclusion, the residents of Maple Street let their fear take over reason and logic.

Storyboard Text

  •                                       Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Please don't go, they don't want you to.
  • Rising Action
  • So what if I look up at the stars, that makes me an alien?
  • Vroom
  • It is late summer on Maple Street, USA. Everything was normal until what appeared to be a meteor roared over head. Then everything changed.
  • Climax
  • When the "meteor" had flew over everyone came out to look at it. Then the power in everything on their street went out. When Steve and Charlie tried to go into town, Tommy said they shouldn't go because the aliens don't want them to, he also said that one of the families were the aliens. This caused everyone to try and find someone to blame it on.
  • Falling Action
  • Les's car is the only one that starts and people accuse him of being the alien. Steve then stands up for Les but people then accuse Steve of being the alien.
  • Resoution
  • Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn.
  • Everybody blames everybody.
  • Society in the neighborhood crumples
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