The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: Fear and Suspicion Are very powerful forces
He got the car started!
It's the kid! He's the monster!
Charlie shoots Peter out of fear because he thought that Peter Van Horn was the monster.
When Les Goodman's car started people made assumptions about him and thought that he was the monster.
Charlie blames Tommy of being the monster because he was scared of being blamed as a monster himself
In the story “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” I feel that the theme is fear and suspicion are very powerful forces. One reason this theme fits the story is when Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn. The reason why Charlie shot Pete was because he thought that he was a monster. Charlie shot Van Horn out of fear. Another reason this theme fits the story is because, when Les Goodman’s car started all by itself. The citizens of Maple Street blamed him for being the monster and definitely got suspicious when Steve’s wife said that she saw Goodman looking up at the sky in the middle of the night sometimes. Everyone took this as if Goodman a the monster when in reality he just had insomnia. The final reason is when Charlie blames Tommy of being the monster. Charlie did this cause he was scared that something would happen to him because everyone was thinking that he was the monster. This made the people very suspicious, even though he’s just a little kid! These are just some of the many reasons why I feel that I have a good theme.