The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
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  • Evidence One: When Les Goodman's car turned on all by itself everybody automatically assumed that he was the one that didn't belong because nobody else had been able to turn their car on.
  • Theme: Actions have Consequences
  • Evidence Two: When Ms.Brand (Steve's Wife) tells them that Steve spends time in their basement late at night working on a ham radio set that nobody has ever seen everybody assumes that he has been communicating with aliens.
  • Evidence Three: When Charlie shot Pete van Horn without asking who it was everybody thought that Pete had found out who the alien was and had come back to tell them it was Charlie so that's why he shot him.
  •  One of the main themes of The Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Rod Sterling is Actions have consequences. Evidence one shows that actions have consequences because everybody started to blame Les because his car turned on all by itself when nobody could get anything to turn on. So since Les Goodman's car turned on all by it self everybody naturally assumed he was the alien. Evidence two is a great example of my theme because when Steve's wife decided to tell people about his ham radio everybody thought that he was talking to aliens from another dimension. So by trying to make some small talk she ended up getting the finger pointed at her husband. Finally evidence three is a good example because when Charlie shot Pete without warning everybody thought that Pete had come back to tell them that Charlie was the one that didn't belong. So while he was trying toprotect his neighbors he ended up being accused of being the one that didn't belong.SoI guess the lesson is actions have consequences. By: America Rodriguez
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