Monster Journal

Topics: Death Penalty, Thought, Hanging Pages: 3 (858 words) Published: March 5, 2013

By Natalia Rivas
Period 5

Table of Contents

Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday July 8 (45-88)

1.Osvaldo acts somewhat less civil when not in the courtroom. In other words, surroundings/settings affect the way that the characters act, for example when Osvaldo isn’t in the courtroom, his attitude, and language completely alters. 2. Steve’s daydream about the death penalty affects the tone of this section. It makes you feel bad for Steve, pity him, and changes the tone to a more serious, and yet terrifying, and suspenseful section. 1. A character’s choice of words tells us how a person stands academically, socially, and what kind of personality that they have. 2.BoBo affects the other characters because he had already plead guilty and is completely open to revealing any other information, so it might pressure the other characters to either speak more openly or hide information because someone already got caught. 3. Steve reacts to the preacher visiting by trying to reassure himself that he’s a good person or that he wants to feel like a good person, but that being in jail doesn’t even make him feel much different. 4. Flashbacks reveal that Steve lived a “double life” he wanted to be a good person yet at the same time, hanging out with the wrong crowd cased him to make more severe mistakes. 5.Steve sees King in a different way now because, Steve is in a position where he considers himself innocent and good person, such as described in the credits as a “thug”. 6. Osvaldo acts very ghetto like on the calling people faggots, yet in the courtroom acting like the victim. This tells people that Osvaldo is the kind of person to have “double personality”. 7. Briggs discredits Bolden by, showing him as an untrustworthy criminal that will do anything to get out of jail. 8. Myers develops a theme of the impact that a person chooses because whom you hang out with can affect your image and the way you feel about yourself. 9. Peached is...
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