Monsters Due on Maple Street

Monsters Due on Maple Street

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  • Title & Author
  • Maple Street
  • By: Rod Serling
  • Monsters are Due on
  • Alternate Location Setting
  • "The Twilight Zone"
  • Setting/Time
  • Monsters are Due on Maple Street is a play written by Rod Serling.
  • Strange Powers
  • Another dimension is mentioned, "The Twilight Zone." The Twilight Zone is dimension of imagination. It is described as timeless and vast, it is between science and superstition and light and shadow. This dimension is also the summit of man's knowledge and pit of his fears. 
  • Problem
  • The setting is set in the past, we can tell this by what is described. For instance, one man is using an electric power mower with a plug, today we don't use lawn mowers with a plug. The play also describes a woman  who is using a telephone operator, today we typically have a mobile phone.
  • Antagonist
  • It was the kid Tommy!
  • Within this play, there are aliens with strange powers. The aliens first turn off all the electricity on Maple Street. Then they turn on lights in houses and start cars to startle the people living there. 
  • The main problem is that no one trusts one another. Everyone thinks each other is possibly one of the aliens and everyone freaks out. People start harming and killing each other. 
  • The antagonists are the humans. Their fear caused hem to be scared and almost believed anything someone said. Their prejudice caused them to not trust each other and accuse others.
  • It was Les Goodman! He's always been an oddball
  • It was Charlie! He killed Van Horn!
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