What does Steve say truth is?
What does Steve say the truth is? Truth is Truth, it’s what you know to be right.
What does the blanket Steve hides his head under symbolize?
Steve tries to hide his head under a blanket to avoid going to the first day of trial. The blanket symbolizes comfort and safety.
Why is Steve not guilty in Monster?
Reason 4. We know Steve Harmon is innocent because there’s no proof he was in the drugstore that day, he knew better then to mess up his future and to trust people he barely knew and finally that the guys on trial were using him so they could get a shorter sentence.
What is the hardest part for Steve as he watches his father cry?
What is the hardest part for Steve as he watches his father cry? He knows he’s not doing what his Dad dreamed he would do. What does O’brein mean when she says, “You’re young, you’re black, and you’re on trial.” Do you agree with what she’s saying?
What are the main points of Obrien’s closing arguments?
O’Brien ends her closing arguments by encouraging the jury to consider Steve Harmon’s character against the character of the State’s witnesses. She argues that her client is an innocent man who has been taken advantage of by ruthless criminals seeking to reduce their sentences.
Why does Miss O’Brien put the pictures of Mr Nesbitt in front of Steve on the table?
Why does Miss O’Brien put the picture of Mr. Nesbitt in front of Steve on the table? She wanted him to look at them and too see his reaction.
Did Steve give King and Bobo a sign?
Did Steve give King and Bobo a sign? Steve does not give King and Bobo a sign and they assume the drugstore is “clear.”
Why does Steve refer to himself as a monster?
Which of the following statements best describes why Steve refers to himself as a “Monster”? It is James King’s nickname on the streets. It relates to the feeling that permanently goes along with being in jail. Steve is writing about his experiences in jail because he feels completely at ease while he is locked up.
Why did Sal Zinzi testify?
O’Brien gets Zinzi to admit that the only reason he is testifying is so that he can get out of jail early. 3. O’Brien gets Zinzi to admit that he uses stories and people to benefit himself.
Who is Ernie in Monster?
He tells the story of Ernie, a Cuban who was caught in the act of robbing a jewelry store. He had taken the money and jewels and locked the employees in a back room. However, the front door would only open if someone pushed a buzzer, and Ernie was caught before he could find it.
Is James King innocent?
James King is man in his mid-20s, charged with the same felony murder as Steve over the death of Mr. Nesbitt. King is ultimately deemed guilty of felony murder for Mr. Nesbitt’s death.
Why does Steve say that he needs to write the movie?
Why does Steve say that he needs to write the movie? He says that because writing the movie is an escape, and it allows him to get his feelings on paper.
Why does Steve hate hate hate this place?
Why does Steve “hate, hate, hate” this place? He hates jail because it is a scary place and words cannot express how much he hates it.
Why does Steve almost throw up when he is mopping?
On Friday, July 10th, Steve is forced to mop the corridors with four other inmates. Steve mentions that the odor from the disinfectant starts to make him gag, and he tries his best to keep from vomiting.
What main point is not one O’Brien makes in her final arguments to the jury?
Q. What main point is NOT one O’Brien makes in her final arguments to the jury? The state did not even suggest that Mr. Harmon was in the store at the time of the robbery.
What is O Brien’s reaction to Steve’s open arms to give her a hug?
In Monster, O’Brien’s reaction when Steve opens his arms to give her a hug is to stiffen and turn away. O’Brien views him with fear and contempt when he attempts to give her a hug. She sees him as a monster who has gotten away with murder, and she is appalled to be in his presence.
What is Ernie’s debate for why he is not guilty Do you agree with his conclusion?
7. What is Ernie’s debate for why he is not guilty? Do you agree with his conclusion? Because he never actually left the drugstore, so he didn’t rob it.
What Cheap Trick does Petrocelli use?
What is the “cheap trick” Petrocelli is trying to use with the jury? She attacks O’Brien for being a bad defense attorney. She claims Steve is purposely making himself look younger.
Is Steve guilty?
In the novel Monster, the jury finds James King guilty of felony murder, but the narrator and protagonist, Steve Harmon, not guilty. In her closing statement, Steve’s lawyer, O’Brien, tells the jury that Steve is not guilty.
What did Bobo and King do after the robbery?
What did Bobo Evans and James King do after the robbery? What was Bobo Evans’ part in the robbery? he went inside the drugstore to commit the actual robbery; took the money from the cash register and stole some cartons of cigarettes. What was Osvaldo Cruz’s part in the robbery?
What did Steve do in Monster?
Steve is a 16-year-old black kid from Harlem charged with felony murder for his involvement in a botched robbery that ended in Mr. Nesbitt’s death.
WHO calls Steve a monster?
Is Steve innocent or guilty?
Steve is found “not guilty” and this becomes what we, as the readers, take from the narrative. The legal system has found Steve “not guilty” and this has to be accepted. Whether or not Steve is innocent might be an entirely different set of conditions.
What crime is Steve being tried for committing?
Steve is charged with the murder of Alguinaldo Nesbitt, a Harlem drugstore owner. Steve Harmon is depicted as a morally ambiguous young man, who is scared for his life while he is on trial.
Does Ernie think he is guilty Why or why not?
Ernie insists he’s not guilty, because he didn’t actually take anything. Steve says in the journal that Ernie is trying to convince himself he isn’t guilty. He also comments on the violence in the detention center, which makes him wonder if he would survive 20 years in prison.
Why does Steve like the scene of him and his brother Jerry?
He’s a fan because his mom, dad, and especially his big brother, are die-hards. Nothing can tear him from his team, not even being too young to visit his big brother in jail. Jerry idolizes his big brother. When Steve says he wants to be Superman, Jerry argues that he should be “Batman.
What is Miss O Brien’s response to Steve telling her he isn’t guilty?
What is Miss O’Brien’s response to Steve’s telling her he isn’t guilty? She tells him that he should of said he didn’t do it.
Why does Mrs Henry hesitate to testify against King?
Why does Mrs. Henry hesitate to testify against King? Mrs. Henry wasn’t sure he was the man she had seen.
Why is it best to cry at night while someone is screaming?
Terms in this set (50) As seen in the story Monster, why is it best to cry at night when someone is screaming? So that no one will hear you and that you will not become a target to get beaten up. The narrator was in his jail cell at the beginning of the story.
Why does Steve think that the prisoners fight so much?
Why does Steve think prisoners fight so much? Steve thinks that prisoners fight so much in order to protect themselves, even if someone looks at you the wrong way. Why is Steve writing a movie? Steve is writing a movie to help him escape from his issues, and it allows him to get his feelings down on paper.