Narrative Structure- "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

Narrative Structure- "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

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The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Serling , is that you should not be quick to blame others because you can be jumping to the wrong conclusion based on fear or unreliable sources. In paragraphs, 13 and 14, Charlie was so afraid that Pete Vanhorn was a monster, he chose to shoot him, with no thought. This shows that Charlie didn't even think about consequences or what he was doing because his fear took over. In conclusion, people do things without thinking with fear and that is what Charlie did, by shooting and not knowing he was actually doing it.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • b..but how?
  • His car is starting! But only his...
  • It is another great day on Maple Street. The neighbors are friendly to each other. Neighbors are Pete Vanhorn, Steve Brand, Charlie, Chalie's wife, Les Goodman, Mrs. Goodman, Don Martin and Tommy.
  • Climax
  • There is a UFO out of no where. The lights and electricity go out. People suspect the UFO is a meteor .
  • Falling Action
  • After the conversation with Tommy, Les Goodman tries to get the car started, but doesn't succeed. Later, the car starts working out of no where and the neighbors excuse Les of being a monster" that looks exactly like a human. (Told by Tommy)
  • Resolution
  • Pete Vanhorn went around to the next block to see if the power was on and Charlie thought he was a monster, so he shot him dead.
  • The lights keep turning on in everyone's houses and everybody is blaming everybody. It is a disaster and everybody is yelling.
  • The real monsters leave and things go back to normal. 
  • As always they will destroy themselves. 
  • Yes. Our work here is done.
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