The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Theme: Fear and Paranoia can turn people on each other, creating chaos.
There are aliens among us!
I just don't understand it, how did the car start?
He got the car started!
This showcases characters in the group Steve, Charlie, Les, Tommy. Tommy tells the group there are aliens here in town with them just like the normal humans. They thought it was a gag or something but something really feared the group.
In "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is that fear and paranoia can turn people on each other, creating chaos. One of the examples during the story is when Tommy tells the group about a invasion of some sort, that there are aliens among us. Which led to fear rising and rising. First they thought it was some type of gag but then they realized the kid wasn't joking around. Another Scenery that supports this theme is when Mr. Goodman car starts out of nowhere, questions appear and suspicion on Mr. Goodman. They abuse him with questions and start drawing clues that he might be an alien because Mr. Goodman stares at the sky in early morning and he didn't come out to see the flying object in the sky. The group is scared now, the don't know what to do. And the last evidence of the theme, when Group starts turning on Steve, Charlie, and Tommy. Fear and paranoia can lead to many dangerous things but even that There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejucices to be found only in the minds of men.
The group is confused at this point and is feared with the question how did Mr. Goodman's car ignite and start up out of silent nowhere. They have many leads, how he stares at the sky early and how he didn't come out when the meteor thing.
Fear and madness rise as chaos perishes, everyone is trying to find a scapegoat. Everyone is saying Steve and Charlie are one of them. Then Charlie blames Tommy for knowing this is gonna happen. Fear is roaring