Every Choice has a Consequence
I believe this book was written to demonstrate the result of choices made throughout our lives. The first choice that the main character made prior to starting his script was participating in being involved in the robbery. However the next positive choice he made was to stick to his guns in believing his lack of involvement in the murder itself make him remain innocent. (“What did I do? I walked into a drugstore to look for some mints, and then I walked out. What was wrong with that? I didn't kill Mr. Nesbitt.”) One of the hardest choices I believe was made in this novel was having a positive outlook and believing in himself. (“Think about all the tomorrows of your life.”) I feel if this was not relevant throughout the novel that he may have got convicted for the murder and be forced to face consequences he did not believe he deserved.
(“This is the true story of Steve Harmon. This is the story of his life and his trial. It was not an episode that he expected. It was not the life or activity that he thought would fill every bit of his soul or change what life meant to him. He has transcribed the images and conversations as he remembers them.” Page 274-275)