The Monsters are due on Maple Street Theme
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Evidence #1: "That was the way they prepared for landing. The sent 4 people. A mother and a Father and 2 kids who looked just like humans... but they weren't. -Tommy
Theme of The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Evidence #2: "Wait a minute now! You keep your distance- all of you. So I've got a car that starts by itself- well that's a freak thing- I admit it. But does that make me a criminal or something? I don't know why the car works- it just does!
"Don't Jump to Conclusions"
Evidence #3: "You were so quick to kill Charlie & you were so quick to tell us who we had to be careful of. Well maybe you had to kill. Maybe Pete was trying to tell us something. Maybe he found out something & he came to tell us who amongst us we should watch out for
The theme that best describes the story The Monsters are Due on Maple Street is "Don't jump to conclusions". Three main reasons are when Tommy was telling the crowd a comic plot, when Les' car started randomly, and when Steve's lights suddenly turned on. First of all, when Tommy was supposedly telling them why the electricity was off, he said that 4 of the residents of Maple Street were aliens. This evidence supports the theme because Tommy is only assuming, not actually knowing the real situation. Secondly, when Les' car tuned on suddenly, the residents of Maple Street were accusing Les that he and his family were the monsters. This supports the theme because The didn't have any evidence to back this all up and they didn't want to be the monster either. Finally, When Charlie's house lights go on all of a sudden, people start throwing rocks at his window and making him the alien. The scene supports the theme because the neighbors are only guessing that he is the monster since his lights turned on. Although there are many themes, "Don't jump to conclusions" shows the best in the story The Monsters are Due on Maple Street .
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