The theme of this story is McCarthyism. McCarthyism was a practice of finding communists with in the american society like how the people on maple street were trying to find the aliens. A red scare is when Joseph R McCarthy started accusing people of being communist. People would lose their jobs, their houses, and basically their lives. This relates to maple street because Tommy plants the seed of aliens which represents Joseph planting the seed that some people were communist. People were skeptical of others which is represented by the neighbors pointing fingers at people with zero evidence.
Its Aliens! Its Aliens I tell you!
I think the eposition was the narrorator explaining maple street.
I didn't Know it was Pete!
The Conflict in my opinion is when the alien ship flew over Maple street.
You understand the procedure now?
Some of the rising action would be when tommy claims it was aliens that flew over head.
When you take away some things they will destroy themselves
The climax in my opinion is when charlie shoots Pete Van Horn because he thinks its the monster.
The falling action is when the aliens have a little chat about the procedure on destroying the human race.
The resolution is when the aliens explain a little seed is planted and it can destroy themselves.