One of the main themes of The Monster on Maple Street is, "Man Kind can be it's worst enemy. There's three parts in the story that support this theme and the first one is when they all turned on Les Goodman because his car turned on, they all turned on Charlie because the light in his house turned on after he shot Pete Van Horn, and when one of the aliens told the other one, " All you need to do is push some buttons and let them do their thing". The first one supports this theme because Les Goodman didn't come out when the meteor went overhead so he didn't know what happened. So he decided to just go on with his life by getting in his car and driving off to do whatever he needed to do. It didn't work so he told all the other neighbors that it didn't. As he was walking to the group of neighbors, his car turned on by itself. Since it turned on by itself, the group of neighbors practically turned into a mob and started backing Les back onto his porch. Luckily for Les, Steve was able to intervene and calm them all down. That shows how they turned on a fellow neighbor in a blink of an eye because his car turned on. The second part that shows how they are their own worst enemy is when they turned on Charlie. It's a little understandable because he shot and killed one of their neighbors but he was just trying to protect everyone. Pete Van Horn was gone for hours when all he did was go check on a street behind them and he comes back in the middle of the night. A little after he shot him al the lights in Charlie's house turned on so they all started chasing him. Charlie did a bad thing while trying to do a good thing so now he's the "alien". The third one proves the theme a fact because the two aliens that caused all the lights and everything to stop and start. They said that, " All you have to do is press a few buttons and let them do their thing". So the theme , "Man kind can be it's worst enemy", is supported by these three scenes.
All of the neighbors of Maple Street cam out and watched as the meteor flew over head. Everyone but Les Goodman
Once Goodman's car turned on, they all turned on him.
Man kind can be it's worst enemy.
Once all the lights turned on in the houses they turned on Charlie.
The alien told the other one that, " All you need to do is push some buttons and let them do there thing".