Why do you think the writer made the events occur on Maple Street, USA?
Maple Street represents all ordinary neighborhoods anywhere.
Right after the power failure, Charlie says, "A little power failure and right away we get all flustered and everything."
This statement is significant because it is similar to what the aliens say later in the stories about humans: "Just stop a few of their machines and radios and telephones and lawn mowers...throw them into darkness for a few hours and then you just sit back and watch the pattern."
Why did the residents start to believe Tommy's story?
The fear they are experiencing takes over their good sense and makes them eager for any possible answer that could explain the situation.
Why did the residents turn against Les Goodman?
Les is different from the rest of them and they distrust anyone who is different.
What is the difference between a mob and a crowd/group? (Discussed in class)
Mob - Individual voices are ignored, fear and anger take over and the group acts in a dangerous way.
Know the difference between moods at the beginning of Act One and Act Two
Act 1 - friendly trusting
Act 2 - suspicious, distrusting,
At the end of the play, what is the real monster?
The fears and prejudices of the human mind.
What are complications in a story? (Know the definition)
Events that make it hard for the characters to achieve their goals.They usually begin to develop as soon as the character take steps to resolve their problem or to get what they want so badly.