Evidence 1: Everyone says Mr. Goodman he is the monster because his car was the only one that turned on.Pg 76-77
Your sick people- all of you!
Theme: Mankind is its own worst enemy
Evidence 2: Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn without any reason.Pg 82-83
Evidence 3: Peoples lights start to turn on and people start blaming other people and start breaking stuff.Pg 85
It's the kid!
It's Charlie! He's the monster!
One major theme of "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Sterling is mankind is its own worst enemy. 1st reason I think this is the theme because people would start blaming other people for unexpected reasons. For example, people start to believe that Mr. Goodman is the monster because his car was the only one to turn on. 2nd reason is that they even hurt each other without a reason or a dumb one. For example, Charlie shot Pete Van Horn with a shotgun because he thought he was the monster because he couldn't see him through the darkness. 3rd reason is that everyone went crazy and started to be violent and constantly blaming people without any reasons. For example, people were blaming different people and people were throwing things at windows and throwing rocks and someone even cut Charlie on the forehead. In conclusion, the theme of "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" is that mankind is its own worst enemy.