Rod Serling

Twilight Zone

Who is Rod Serling?

Rod Serling is the creator of the tv series Twilight Zone. Before he was in the tv business, he was in the army and went to physical education college for a little while. He was born on December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York and died June 28, 1975 in Rochester, New York. Serling was married to Carol Serling. Together they had two kids named Anne and Jodi Serling. He had a lot of quotes over the years and had a funny side to some of them.

Values of Rod Serling

Rod Serling's Goals

In my opinion Rod Serling was trying to have people think outside the box. Back when he started showing his tv episodes, everybody was showing the most obvious ideas. Rod Serling used his imagination creating a whole new world and first showing a lot of people how you can use your imagination. People hated what he was doing, but he kept the Twilight Zone going because he took down problems in the society and he thought that was importain. That's why I also think that he was showing that you can accomplish what you want if you don't give up.

Why To Teach About Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone

It is important to teach about Rod Serling for several reasons. First, his episodes taught about problems in the world in an interesting way that students will remember better. Second, Rod Serling's stories were really well written and are good examples for ideas of things to right about. Third, he shows how if you don't give up and try your hardest, you will secede in whatever you are doing. Last but not least, he shows that a crazy idea can be a great idea at some point.

Stories

"The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"

In one of Serling's stories "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" Serling shows a big problem in the human race. Serling shows that when people are scared, they start jumping to conclusions and turning on each other. All that happened is the lights went out before people that have know each other for years lost it. In the end somebody gets shot to death coming from checking another block to see if they lost power also.