In the 2003 version terrorism was on everyone’s mind so they were easy to assume all there problems were coming from the family that had just moved into the neighborhood. Both of those videos and stories show us that fear of the unknown can cause people to turn on each other. In the 1960 version of “The monsters are due on Maple Street” Rod Serling puts together a brilliant teleplay that when the power goes out people become frantic to find the source of the problem. He shows that fear of the unknown can cause people to turn on each other. People started to fear when “As the figure gets close and closer, he pulls the trigger”.
This is very uncommon in the present day, but in Rod Serling’s “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”, this was their reality. In the 1960’s version, it was about a group of neighbors constantly being scapegoated for being part of an “alien invasion” into their neighborhood due to a recent power outage. In the 2003 version the same thing happened except they were being blamed for being a terrorist. Even though both films were made in completely different time periods they had the same message. “Fear of the unknown can cause people to turn on each other” To begin with, the neighbors in the 1960’s version of “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” stared off as a beautiful normal day, but within only a few hours, the whole street went to chaos, fear, and distrust.
First, the dream of living on the fat of the land is dead. George said that he thought they were never going to do it. George said, ”I think I knowed we’d never do her.” This states that they wouldn’t ever get the land, and that George had known all along. Crooks also, says that they won’t and that he has seen people with that dream before. He says, “You talk about it a hell of a lot, but you won’t get no land.” Crooks has seen many people with that dream that never did it, and he didn’t get to see someone get the land they wanted anyway.
The council talks to one another about how he should be punished and that they should destroy it, so Equality grabs his box and runs to the Uncharted Forest. At the end of chapter seven, Equality says, “We have lied to ourselves. We have not built this box for the good of our brothers. We built it for its own sake.” (Rand, 76). Equality, after his disastrous show and tell, seems to realize he wasn’t inspired to create for his brothers after all.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
That line shows how restricted their society is science and technology can never advance because everyone has to understand something if they want to use or make it. Equality's light box works but they say it is not real because not everyone does not understand or agree on it. In addition when someone says the forbidden word they get burned at the stake and everyone has to watch. “ We have seen one of such men burned alive in the square of the city.”(pg49) The forbidden word is forbidden because it is a transgression to think by oneself. Equality is struggling to find the word the whole novel and when he see “I” at the end of the book he breaks down in tears on the floor.
He has a hatred for Frankenstein and how he left him all alone. This would be similar to leaving a baby all alone and making it fend for himself when they do not know the basic needs to live. In addition of this Frankenstein became a threat to others because of his sheer size. The monster was traveling to find Frankenstein and once he reaches town he finds a little boy; the boy tells the monster that his brother is Frankenstein and the creature kills him out of hatred for his creator. The boy has to pay the price of death due to his brother’s wrong decisions and actions and frames Justine by putting the locket in her dress.
Another one is that both have a different problems. They both have a different complications such as one the electric went out and the other one is that the people are scared and worried about the man that came into town. At the end of the movie “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” the people are all arguing and mad at each other. And at the end of the movie “The Andy Griffith Show” the people accepted him as one of the people in the town and treated him very nice as they do the other people. Okay so the conclusion is that stories and movies can be different and the same.
In conclusion, the plot is unrealistic and this story is a sci-fi story, but I recommend you read it or watch it. “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” Boom! “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” is about an ordinary street that turns from peaceful to chaos, and how easily people can turn on each other. The plot is not realistic in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” because Les Goodman’s car started on its own in the 1950s, they blamed the power outage on aliens, and Charlie shot Pete Van
This virus makes it so the patrons of Prentisstown can hear everyone’s thoughts. At first glance that seems like it would be nice, you can hear what people think about you or others, but it is the complete opposite. Todd gets tracked down throughout the story by people from his home town because he found a girl who he couldn’t read, he couldn’t get into her mind. The Knife Of Never Letting Go has three characters whom I would consider main. Todd is the protagonist of the story.