By David Perez

This symbol represents Steve in a way. This is a symbol of a monster which represents Steve because the Prosecutor called him a monster. Just because someone called him a monster, it does not mean he is a bad guy.

10 Vocabulary Words

Pg 220: Prosecutor : A person, especially a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone.

Pg 216: Prosecution: The institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.

Pg 217: Testify: Gives evidence as a witness in a law court.

Pg 217: Cross-Examination: Is the interrogation of a witness called by one's opponent.

Pg 215: Acquaintance: A person's knowledge or experience of something.

Pg 209: Condescendingly: Showing or characterized by a patronizing or superior attitude towards others.

Pg 199: Concentric: Of or denoting circles, arcs, or other shapes that share the same center

Pg 215: Innocent: Not guilty of a crime or offence  

Pessimist: is also the tendency to expect the worst on everything

Grimaces= an ugly twisted expression on a persons face ,typically expressing disgust, pain or amusement.


Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014) was an American writer of children books best known for young adult literature.Myers was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia. When his mother died while giving birth to his little sister, Myers was given over as a child to Florence Dean, who was the first wife of George Myers who raised him in Harlem, as a child, Walter's life centered on the neighborhood and the church. The neighborhood protected him and the church guided him. He was smart, but did not do that well in school.

Why did the author create the novel

He wrote some Monster for several reasons. The novel depicts the themes of identity, race, peer pressure, dehumanization, crime, teenaged masculinity, and the relative or subjective nature of the truth. The book reads like a formal screenplay, written by Steve Harmon, interspersed with seemingly handwritten fragments from his diary.

Dynamic and Static Character

Dynamic Character: In a story, a dynamic character is someone who undergoes an important, internal change because of the action in the plot

Static Character: Static characters are the opposite of dynamic; static characters do not change.The personality of that character  when he is introduced is the same personality when the story comes to a close.

Internal and External Conflict

An internal conflict in this story is Steve wants to get out of jail to go with his family he thinks about it over and over again he doesn't show it but he really misses being with his brother and family. An external conflict of this story is that he gets called a monster for supposedly killing the sales clerk and its an external conflict that he want t get both out of his mind and out of his life they are blaming him for walking into a store during a robbery.

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