“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 Horn. The reason why Les Goodman’s car started on its own in the 1950s, is unrealistic is that the technology we have now did not exist back then.
When there’s a problem with no solution people can turn on each other. In 1960, Maple Street residents don’t know why the power went out and why cars won’t start. They don’t have any idea of what’s going on until Tommy puts the idea of aliens in everyone’s head, now everyone believes that a family among them is not human and causing all these problems. In 2003, again, no one knows why the power went out or why cars won’t start until Phyllis mentions the idea of terrorists. Since recent terror attacks have happened everyone believes that has to be the cause of the problem.
This message appeared in both the 1960’s version and the 2003 remake of “Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” In both teleplays, there is a current state of distrust in the community outside of the movies. In the 1960’s version, there was a bright flash of light in the sky which cut the power to the whole street, Tommy then persuaded everyone into thinking it was an alien invasion, from there chaos struck loose. In the 2003 remake, identical things happened except the people were scapegoated for terrorism, but still the street fell apart and there was no act of terrorism. All in all, it is easy to see that no monsters ever invaded Maple Street, instead it was only
In a world where citizens value technology over all else, an obsession with the computerized metamorphoses the populace into brainwashed drones, dependent on the glassy, insentient screens surrounding them. In this society, people misunderstand and isolate those unscathed by the hegemony of the automated devices. The short story “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury exposes readers to this world from the perspective of Mr. Leonard Mead, one of the few to remain resistant to the omnipotence of robotic gadgets in 2053. Mr. Mead strolls through his neighborhood as he does every night, watching the people possessed by their televisions through dark windows. Finally, the tale culminates in an encounter between Mr. Mead and the police, who fail to comprehend
The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me,until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped to the open country ad fearfully took refuge in a low hovel.” Some may find it easy to identify with the monster, because he is a misunderstood being, led to live in isolation. This is not necessarily the case for many of the antagonists in Gothic novels such as Count Dracula and Mr Hyde, as they choose to live in isolation, however similarly with the monster in Frankenstein they live in isolation because of their unique appearances and the mere fact that they are supernatural beings but also the fact that they are capable of committing a treachery in public.
But Sterling is not writing about cute bears killing themselves, he is showing people aliens and space is not their enemy, but really themselves. Likewise, mankind’s worst foe is mankind itself. First of all, humans easily destroy themselves due to their panic over any sudden change in their life. For instance, in the beginning of Sterling’s tale, the neighborhood of Maple Street experiences a temporary blackout. This blackout turns into a big deal when the neighbors start ruining each other through accusations.
Take the “Chewbacca Experiment,” which is wear one dresses up as something outrageous to see if people will notice. The individuals who noticed probably took photos while others walked mindlessly by phone gazing. This points out how the ones who took pictures were more aware of their surroundings to recognize the “famous and legendary Wookie from Star Wars” in the first place, whereas the majority who stared down at their phones didn’t see it at all. During parades and social events everyone pulls out a phone and begin to do what they do best. Instead of enjoying the air and the visual scenery, people are blinded by a
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 the two previous paragraph helps me understand that people will listen to people with power. I believe that power is something people will obey because they know if they don’t do it that something bad will happen. Power will make people act differently to others and people can see that. When you act different people can tell that something is going on. I wouldn’t want people know that I got a raise if they have been there longer than me.
Firstly, we talked about how sexism is usually ignored in the real world from some people. They might not see it as a problem or they might think it has nothing to do with sexism at all. From today’s technology, virtual reality keeps getting more realistic by the day. We could see from the articles that sexism still exists in virtual reality. For example, in “My First Virtual Reality Groping” by Jordon Belamire, she states, “In between a wave of zombies and demons to shoot down, I was hanging out next to BigBro442, waiting for our next attack.
The quote written by Rod serling in the story “The Monsters Are do On Maple Street” says “The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. ”(Serling,684) This statement also relates to the cold war and Soviet Union. First everyone's tension is running high and flowing and making people very uneasy about what they should do if case of an emergency. The cold war and the soviet army didn’t come with blood and bombs/explosions.
Rod Serling, by creating the episode “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”, Serling is trying to show an aspect of history like McCarthyism. During the episode, a lot is going on and it causes the residents to lose their sanity. The problem starts off small, and soon the whole situation is flipped from being about a power outage to blaming each other about who caused it. Lastly, the end of the show is total chaos. Much like McCarthyism which is making accusations to transform the established social order and treason without regards to evidence, the show represents that in a way that’s subtle.
“The Salem tragedy, which is about to being in these pages, developed from a paradox. It is a paradox in whose grip we still live, and there is no prospect yet that we will discover its resolution.” -Arthur Miller (Act I) In the early 1690’s of Salem, Massachusetts, a disorganized, panic-driven investigation was undergone within, and for, the people of Salem, intended to weed out what was believed to be devil’s work, and resulting in nearly 200 citizens accused of partaking in witchery and the unlawful hangings of 20. In the novel, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the acts of hysteria and lying to protect oneself are portrayed in Acts II and III of the novel to convey social issues that negatively affect the stability of a society.
Myths have existed throughout all of human history, explaining how we came to be, why we exist, and how our actions exist to teach lessons. Both myths, “The Story of Corn and Medicine” and “The World on the Turtle’s Back”, explain that humans will make good and bad choices, but these experiences will teach lessons about evil and the choices we must make to change our ways, and to expand our knowledge and advance the world. The first lesson taught but the myths is evil and greed have inherited the earth, and will continue to if humans do not change their actions. The World on the Turtle’s Back uses the wife to explain the root of greed in the world.
Quarter 2 Term Paper In Ender's Game, Earth is at war with the buggers, an alien species that has been a threat to humankind for a very long time. The humans think that they are attacking to gain land, but they can not know for sure. Mazer Rackham, Ender's teacher, thinks they have different reasons for attacking. "The buggers don't talk.