It was me who wasn’t sure. It was me who lay on the cot wondering if I was fooling myself.” Steve’s mother’s encouraging words made him rethink his guilt. He feels bad for making his family go throw this, as he feels her pain. Steve’s mother’s insight into the crime makes Steve feels as if he is innocent. Ordinarily, he is relying on others’ to see where he stands in the crime and if he is innocent or not.
Steve has put on trial for felony murder, a crime in which he insists he did not commit. He has lost all but one of his possessions, his journal. In this journal steve writes about his experience in jail and what happens on trial in the courtroom. He formats it into a movie script, with the occasional notes pages, and titles it Monster. In the book Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, he writes about a young man named Steve, he is a sixteen year old African American who has been put on trial.
Steve wants to be in hiding and be divulged in his identity. Alex made clear for everyone who watches his documentary, that Steve’s life would never be the same until the media and fans apologized for what they did to Steve. There is a quote in the documentary stated by Alex Gibney, “There were a lot of fans that were being pretty unfair
Steve’s father experiences “tears in his eyes” and “struggles with his emotions” just after Steve asks if his father believes that Steve is truly innocent (Myers 111). The emotional struggles prove that he wants to believe Steve is not guilty, but struggles to do so. Moreover, his father finds it difficult to remain optimistic during the proceedings. As Steve and his father continue to talk, Steve searches for the look of “reassurance he has always seen” in his father 's face (Myers 112). His father lacks the look of reassurance because he cannot seem to understand how his son remains in jail for accused murder.
Steve is put on trial that could result in 25 years to life in prison if he was guilty. He gets the verdict of not guilty since there is room for reasonable doubt, and is released from jail. Steve is definitely guilty since the jury was not able to read his journal and think his thoughts. First of all, Steve questions himself about whether he is innocent or a monster. When Steve was talking to one of his inmates, “He said when he gets out, he will have the word Monster tattooed on his forehead.
Slovak. “Sarah!” yelled Dr. Carter “Me?” she asked “Come in, it’s good to see you” Dr. Carter say’s with joy. “No one has called me that in years” she explains as she walked in with pure happiness For the first in years she felt acknowledged, she feels seen like she wasn’t anyone’s shadow. Sarah hadn’t experienced this in a while since marrying frank, Sarah never felt this type of power before as if she finally run’s her own life, not a man. He gets his note pad out for the last time writing the date 11/06/16 two years later exactly from her husband’s death.
Another weakness for Steven is the microwave meals, because he had to eat microwave meals all the time when his mom went to Pennsylvania for Jeffrey’s treatment. The only thing he ate was microwave meals, other than for breakfast because his father didn’t know how to cook. This led to Steven eating this for several months until the few days his mother and brother were home. Although Steven
I have to study’ “. Afraid, Steven is being very fearful of his future if he doesn’t get perfect grades, so he isolates himself in his dormitory and rarely spends time out of it studying, because he is letting fear control him.In addition, adults may fear several things
Although it mostly deals with the court and how they bring many witnesses and hear their stories toward the crime. The witneses' stories helps Steve's lawyer O' Brien find clues in which Steve is Innocent as well as trying to find clues in Steve personality when he doubts him at first toward commiting the crime. Also Steve talks about how he misses his family and has flashbacks to how he ended up in this