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MONSTER BY WALTER DEAN MYERS

OVERALL ANALYSIS

CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Steve Harmon

Steve is a young, Black male living in the inner city who cant help but be exposed to bad elements in his neighborhood. The lifestyle in these neighborhoods can often overcome all the good things parents, even in a tough neighborhood, teach their children. Steve is no different. Hes exposed to people to whom hes attracted, because they seem strong and tough. They are men to him, and hes at an age where he sorely wants to be recognized as a man.

Unfortunately, hes not old enough to understand that these guys are not role models for a good, decent life. He...........

Kathy OBrien

As his defense attorney, Kathy stands by Steve and defends him to the best of her ability. That is her..........

Sandra Petrocelli

As the district attorney, it is her job to put the monsters on trial and prove their guilt. She is very good at her job, even though OBrien beats her. She knows that often it is necessary to use other criminals to testify against those on trial, and to obtain their testimony, she offers them reduced sentences. However, in this capacity, she is symbolic of.............

Bobo, King, & Osvaldo

These three young men are obviously criminals and deserve the sentences they receive. However, like Miss Petrocelli, they are symbolic of ..............

 

 

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

 

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