Evidence 1: Go ahead Steve. What kind of radio set you working on. Who talks to you, and who do you talk to?
Yeah Steve who do you talk to on that radio set.
Theme: Blaming others and finding a scapegoat has disastrous consequences.
Evidence 2: That's right looking up at the sky as if waiting for something. As if looking for someone.
That´s right, looking up at the sky waiting for something... As if looking for something
Evidence 3: It's ... It's the kid. It's Tommy, he's the one!
It's ... It's the kid, Tommy!
One of the main themes of The Monsters are due on Maple Street by Rod Sterling is, blaming others and finding a scapegoat has disastrous consequences. In evidence one Charlie jumps to the conclusion Steve is the culprit. He does this because Steve got a radio set that no one had seen so people thought he was conspiring with the monsters. In scene two the people of the town mob the Goodmans because Mr. Goodman's car starts up with no one in the car. They also started blaming him for staring up at the stars at night thinking he was waiting for some thing to show up. In scene three Charlie blames the kid for knowing what would happen to the town. The kid predicted that aliens would take over the world and no one would be able to leave town unless they were an alien. This is why I think these scenes support the theme of blaming others and finding a scapegoat has disastrous consequences. All evidence found from : The monsters are due on Maple Street