Evidence 1: Everyone blames Les Goodman because his car turns on, but Les did not do it. He said that they were all starting a nightmare by yelling and him. They blamed him first before knowing how in started.
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street Theme: Mankind is its own worst enemy.
You all are starting a nightmare.
Evidence 2: Lights were turning on and off all over the place, and the people started blaming each other.
It was, Tommy!
Evidence 3: They started to get very violent and were looking for rifles and hammers.
I'm going to kill you!
The theme of "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" is that mankind is its own worst enemy. This theme is shown when Les Goodman's car turned on, lights on the street started turning on off, and other things happened. People blamed each other. Tommy told everyone that he read a book that said one of the people in the group was a monster. When Les Goodman's car turned on, one lady said that she stays up late sometimes, and sees Les Goodman looking at the sky as if he were waiting for something. The group of people got very mad. Les Goodman yelled "you all know you are starting something bad. You are all starting a nightmare!" People kept blaming each other. People were blaming Steve because he owned a radio set and he was communicating with aliens. Charlie accidentally killed Pete Van Horn. Then the group thought that Charlie was the monster. Charlie blamed Tommy. People were blaming each other so much that it was starting to get violent. People got guns, hammers, and other weapons to try to hurt each other. They even threw rocks at each other. They were destroying their own old friends. These actions show the theme of mankind is its own worst enemy.