The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Theme: Mankind is its own worst enemy
No, its bob weaver's house!
No, its Charile!!
no, get the kid!!!
Their world is full of maple streets. And we'll go from one to another and let them destroy themselves.
In "The Monsters are Due On Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is that mankind is its own worst enemy. In the scene where Charlie accuses tommy of being the monster, the theme theme is shown when Charlie is scared and doesn’t know what to do. Charlie is being accused of being the monster and people start trying to hurt him, so in his defense he accuses Tommy, the little boy, of being the monster. This shows the theme because it shows how when people are scared or in a position where they think they might get hurt they automatically started blaming other people. Another scene where the theme is shown is where everyone started fighting and throwing things at each other because they thought that they were the monster. This shows the theme because it shows when everyone starts accusing everyone or blaming other people it will lead to violence and distribution. Lastly, one scene that shows how mankind its its own worst enemy is, the scene where show where the aliens were telling us how all the people are the same and how they will all destroy each other slowly, because of accusing and blaming.
Evidence 1: In this scene, Charlie is being accused of being the monster because he shot Pete Van Horn. He seems scared because everyone started to crowd around him and accusing him. So he accuses Tommy, the little boy, of being the monster.
Evidence 2: In this scene, everyone on maple street is fighting each other because they are accusing and blaming each other.
Evidence 3: In this scene, the aliens are talking about how everyone is the same. And by arguing they will only destroy themselves slowly.