In Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Steve Harmon is a normal 16-year-old except for the fact he is on trial for something he believes he didn’t do. He thinks he’s telling the truth, but can one really know that. Murderer, liar, and monster Steve have been called all these things and now he’s starting to question if he’s guilty or not. At every twist and turn, people are telling the “truth” to save themselves. But the real truth is, the truth is a concept that cannot be proved.
Lowell Myers is best known for his work on behalf of Donald Lang. Donald Lang was a African American deaf Chicago man who could not speak, and was accused of murdering a prostitute in the 1960s. Lang, who didn’t know sign language or lip reading and had almost no ability to communicate. He was sent to a state school for the mentally retarded after being charged with killing a prostitute in the mid-1960s.For several years, Myers pressed for Lang’s right to a trial.
1. Monster is a novel written in a screenplay format with Steve’s journal entries mixed in throughout. Do you think this is an effective format for the book? Why or why not?
When it comes to the world's scariest monsters in films and literature what names pop into your top 10 list, is it Frankenstein, is it Freddy Kruger or is it even Mike Wazowski from the movie Monsters Inc? I know at the top of my list it’s Michael Myers from the movie Halloween. To me Michael Myers is the biggest monster ever created in films because he is ruthless, and he's close to impossible to kill.
Walter Dean Myers, born Walter Milton Myers, was born on August 12th, 1937 and died on July 1st 2014. He was an American author for children’s book. He wrote over 100 books including picture books and nonfiction books. Two of his most famous books arguably if not his most famous books are Monster (1999) and Fallen Angel (1988).
Walter Dean Myers was born in august 12, 1937 in Martinsburg while in school, he played Harlem basketball. Mr. Myers lived in New York, New Jersey, and Martinsburg etc. Dean Myers wrote tons of books like Bad Boy, Fallen Angle, and Monster. He wrote all types of books in different kind of genres.
Imagine being on trial for a crime you did not commit. In the book Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, Steve Harmon, a nice sixteen-year-old boy living in Harlem, New York was in a situation just like this. Steve was on trial after being accused of being a lookout during a robbery and murder at a neighborhood drugstore. Steve is innocent because he never gave a signal to the robbers that the store wasn’t clear of people and he did not know Bobo, one of the other suspected robbers. Steve was just in the store shopping for mints at the time of the crime.
Monster is an example of what Patty Campbell would call a “landmark book.” Texts such as these “encourage readers to interact with the text and with one another by employing a variety of devices, among them ambiguity” (Campbell 1) Because it is told through the eyes of Steve himself, the plot can be difficult to decipher. It is ambiguous whether he is innocent or guilty of being involved with the crime. Steve learned to make things unpredictable from his film teacher Mr. Sawicki who teaches him, “If you make your film predictable, they’ll make up their minds about it long before it’s over” (19). Steve took his teacher’s advice and made this film script entirely unpredictable,
African American men born in the United States in 2001 have a one in three chance of being incarcerated at some point in their lifetime, according to Department of Justice statistics. An even greater number will have a criminal record and face the host of collateral consequences that emanate from a criminal record. As Michelle Alexander wrote, “An extraordinary percentage of black men in the United States are legally barred from voting today, just as they have been throughout most of American history. They are also subject to legalized discrimination in employment, housing, education, public benefits, and jury service, just as their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents once were.”, as gathered
Imagine the punches, the kicks, the smashing on the table, just to realize the character traits can change everything. Monster by Walter Dean Myers evolves on the fact that being tough is key within life. Steve Harmon, 16 year old boy, black male, is being accused of felony murder. A court case involving James King and Steve Harmon is taking place to see who is not guilty. Steve writes in his journal of the experiences in jail. Through Steve’s writing it is clear that one must be strong and avoid showing weakness.
Myers is not afraid to go in depth about life on the streets of Harlem, from “Steve is sitting on a bench, James king sits with him. King is bleary eyed as he smokes a joint” (Monster 10). This is only a mere glimpse of the immense detail of Myers's works. Walter dean Myers is part of the post-Modernism era however, he also wrote books from the perspective of the 1920s and up. He also wrote fantasy and other works of nonfiction. Myers had a rough life as a kid, but his love for books emerged when his mother would read his stories at night time. Most of Myers’ works are based on personal experiences that are slightly tweeked. Myes did not decide to write about personal experiences until he discovered
She stated that base on the command log entry the defendants’ money was counted in her presence. According to the command log entry, Mr. Joshua Riley was arrested and subsequently released on a voided arrest. I asked Sgt. Lavelle to read in the record the account of money that Mr. Riley had on his person and if all of his money was returned to him upon his released. Sgt. Lavelle stated that based on the command log entry, Mr. Riley had had a total of $178.00 and $98.00 was returned and she doesn’t recall if all his money was returned to him or not. As for Mr. Carlton Smith a total of $205.26 was counted in front of her and $95.26 was returned. Shortly after, Mr. Smith was removed to the hospital and he was escorted by PO Osipowich via EMS. Sgt. Lavelle doesn’t recall if the remaining balance of Mr. Smith money was
On 8/3/15 worker spoke with Ms. Lisa Welch, SW at the VA, for the purpose of gathering information on Mr. James Kimbrell's current situation. Ms. Welch stated the VA had been involved with Mr. Welch for some time. During their involvement, Ms. Stacy Grey, primary caregiver and rents a trailer from Mr. Kimbrell. She refuses to pay rent but transports him to doctor appointments and grocery shopping. However, she charges him money for transportation. and when he buys groceries, she puts personal belongings into the buggy. Mr. Kimbrell is blind and is not aware of what he purchases until he gets home and she starts taking groceries just purchased out of the home.
Presenting Problem: Dejon has a diagnosis of ADHD- CT, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, and R/o Learning Disorder. He has presented with being verbally and physically aggressive towards his siblings and mother, and he requires constant adult supervision. He is impulsive and he lacks the skills needed to be trusted in the community. De’jon’s poor judgment leads him to be put in situations where he is either harming others or setting himself up to be injured. He was involved in a shooting of a 7 year old child in the head with bb gun in Marcy 2016. He intentionally obtained the bb gun. He also threatened bodily harm to school staff and was involved with shoving a teacher this past school year. He has poor coping skills and he becomes explosive and dangerous to others when he is in frustrating situations.
Michael Myers is known for his uncontrollable killing of his own bloodline. Known from the Halloween film series, after killing his older sister and being locked up in a mental institute for fifteen years, Myers escapes and goes on the search for his remaining family member, his little sister. He not only goes through challenges to get rid of anyone related to him, but he also kills any innocent soul that might get in his way. He has this immortality that aids him to survive any type of death that is inflicted on him. Why does a normal kid with a troubled childhood who grew up in the suburbs have this immortal life and need to kill his family? It is said that The Curse of Thorn was allocated on Michael by a cult. Compelling him to be an invincible