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 conclusion based on fear. On Page 14, Charles says "But...but I didn't know who he was. I certainly didn't know who he was. He comes walkin' out of the darkness-how am I supposed to know who he was. Steve-you know why I shot! How was I supposed to know he wasn't a monster or something? We're all scared of the same thing. I was just tryin' to... tryin' to protect my home, that's all! Look, all of you, that's all I was tryin' tp do. I didn't know it was somebody we knew ! I didn't know-" . In Conclusion, you should always be clam in a situation, before you do something that you would know would be a bad decision.
This story Is about the residents on Maple Street trying to figure out who on the street is an Monster/Alien.
In the Story a weird type of light that flew through the sky and everything on Maple Street stop working and the residents on Maple Street are trying to Figure out what happened. And one resident walks to another street.
A boy named Tommy gets the idea in everyone's head that the light that flew through the air was a alien ship and that they sent a family down to earth. Also now everyone is questioning one and another.
One of the residents shot another resident because they thought that resident was a monster or a alien.
All the residents started to yell and blame everybody in the neighborhood.
The Aliens were really and sat there, up in the spaceship, watchin all of the people kill each other.