The Monsters on Maple Street

The Monsters on Maple Street

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Theme with TAG: The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" a teleplay by Red Serling is about communism and Mccarthyism because in the story/play, it shows people accusing others with no evidence or facts. In the story on page 9, Don says, "Maybe you better tell us. Nothing is working on this street. Nothing. No lights, no power, no radio. Nothing except one car-yours!" He was accusing goodman of being a monster even though he had no real evidence or facts. This is basically what Joseph McCarthy would so to people, accusing them for being communists.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  •                          Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • A "meteor" flys by overhead and a neighborhood is confused of what just happened
  • Climax
  • Then the neighborhood's power and all electricity went out. Not even portable radios or cars would work. Then a boy said that this was in one of his books and that there were monsters doing this.
  • Falling Action
  • Then people's cars and lights would turn on randomly. Everyone was accusing each other for being a monster With no evidence or proof.
  • Resolution
  • It got so bad to where one person was shot because they thought he was a monster. 
  • The whole time, monsters were there, watching. The monsters were the ones that made nothing work. But the monsters did nothing at all besides that. The whole time it was the people accusing and fighting and killing each other.
  • And the alien went, just turning off the power on other streets, just letting the people fight each other.
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