Evidence 1: Nothing seems to be working in the neighborhood, Mr.Goodman tries to start his but wouldn't turn on, as he was walking to group it turns on by itself, everyone thinks he is the monster.
Theme: Mankind is its worst enemy.
Evidence 2: A mysterious figure slowly approaches the group, everyone thinks it is the monster, Don pulls out a shot gun, Steve says no but Charlie shoots the figure dead, when it was Pete van horn. People start to believe Charlie is the monster.
Its theMonster! Its the Monster!
Evidence 3: Everyone blames each other for being the monster from everything randomly turning on and start to act crazy when nobody was the monster.
In the teleplay "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is Mankind is its worst enemy. In evidence one it supports the theme because this scene starts after tommy plants the seed that the monsters are going to take over Maple St. and the monster is living amongst them. The neighborhood was convinced that Mr. Goodwin was the monster after he tried to start his car, but it started on its own making them believe he might be the monster. The second evidence is when they see a mysterious figure approach the group in the dark. The people are nervous of who or what it may be, fearing that its the monster. Don pulls out a shotgun, Steve says NO, Charlie takes the gun and shoots the man dead. This scene escalates to the highest point because an innocent life is taken because of fear. Lastly, in evidence three, is now in complete chaos. They blamed Tommy since he gave the information about the monsters but the blame quickly changed after everyone's lights started to go on in different houses causing them to start blaming each other. The scene in now in complete pandemonium. Therefore, man is its own worst enemy once fear takes over the mind.