The Twilight Zone's The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

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“Trust doesn’t come with a refill. Once it’s gone, you probably won’t get it back, and if you do, it will never be the same and that's a fact.”- Unknown. In the tv series The Twilight Zone, an episode called The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street. In the episode, aliens took all the power off and eventually flickering all the lights. The neighbors thought that whoever owned the house with the mysterious light was the alien. Eventually, the whole turned into chaos. This episode is based on the quote. Throughout the episode, the alien’s message for the people is, “Trust the right people and don’t jump to conclusions.”

In the teleplay, The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, Aliens come and mess with the people on Maple Street and eventually
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In the text, it states, “Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, ‘Wolf! Wolf!’ But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come. At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping. ‘There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered!’ I cried out, ‘Wolf!’ Why didn't you come?" An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village. ‘We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning,’ he said, putting his arm around the youth, ‘Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!’” In the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy kept on tricking the villagers into thinking the wolf is attacking the sheep but there was never a wolf. One day an actual wolf came and the boy went to go warn the villagers but they never believed. At the end of the story the sheep are lost and a man tells the boy, “Nobody believes a liar even when he is telling the truth”. The Boy Who Cried Wolf relates to The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street because nobody believed one person or each other and it led to chaos. In The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street people were attacking each other to find the alien because they all trusted no one. In The Boy Who Cried Wolf, the sheep went missing because nobody believed the boy. The plot and the theme of the story relates to the story, The Boy Who Cried

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