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 conclusions based on fear or unreliable sources. On page 13, Tommy says it's a monster it's a monster then charlie grabbed a shotgun and shot their friendly neighbor Pete Van Horn. This shows that Tommy and Charlie jumped to conclusions and thought it was a monster. In conclusion, this shows to not jump to conclusions unless you have evidence.
oh my gosh
that's an alien ship
it's an alien
charlie's the alien
The problem was that the meteor came over them and frightened them.
no you guys are the aliens
Tommy tells everyone that the meteor was an alien ship.
let the people destroy themselves
Charlie shot Pete Van Goh with a shotgun
let's have world peace people
everyone started blaming each other to find a scapegoat.
you guys are mean.
It wasn't the aliens that were the monsters it was the people.