The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Theme: People are quick to turn against each other when fear and suspicion take control
evidence 1: Everyone grows into a giant mob and they all start towards les goodman and they all turn against him
In the Monsters Are Due on Maple Street one of the main themes is that people really quick to turn against each other when fear and suspicion take control. In Act 2 of the Monsters Are Due on Maple street Pete Van Horn gets shot and killed by Charlie who was scared and unsure and suspicious of a dark figure walking into the light. This shows how fear and suspicion cancan cause people to turn against each other because charlie was scared and suspicious of the figure so he shot and killed him without knowing what or who it really was. He was willing to shoot someone without knowing anything just because he was scared and suspicious of the events that had occurred. Also throughout the whole story all of the neighbors or characters would turn on each other because something suspicious would happen to someone. Everyone automatically changed their minds and would blame someone else without reason just to have someone to blame or just to find a scapegoat.
evidence 2: Charlie just shot Pete van Horne without knowing anything just because he thought it was the monster he didn't even try to figure out if the person was safe but shot it so he could be safe
evidence 3: everyone turns against Charlie because he is the one that told everyone how to be safe and he killed a person without a reason so everyone started to become wary of him because they didn't feel safe around him.