Monster By Walter Dean Myers: Character Analysis

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Teachers can help one individual in more than one way. A teacher can be someone who knows more about a student's background than anyone else. In the novel “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers the readers are introduced to Steve Harmon. Steve gets proven innocent with the help of his teacher and also by the jury finding out he was not part of the robbery and the crime committed. The character Steve is perceived as innocent because of his teacher’s good testimony, Mrs. Henry not being able to recognizing steve in the lineup and by Bobo testifying that Steve never gave out a signal in the drug store. To begin with the character Steve is perceived as innocent because his teacher said he was an outstanding person. Everybody is in the courtroom, Mr. …show more content…
Steve is also perceived as innocent because Mrs.Henry was not able to recognize him from the pictures in the lineups. Mrs.Henry admits on only recognizing King.
Petrocelli: “Mrs. Henry, do you recognize anyone present today in this courtroom who was also in the drugstore on the day to which you are referring.”
Henry: “The gentlemen sitting at that table was one of the men arguing. (she points to king) (Myers 164).
This quote shows that Steve is innocent because if he was at the drugstore, it would of been more likely that Mrs.Henry would of recognized Steve. This proves Steve’s innocence because it would of been hard not to remember someone in a robbery or a crime scene. Mrs.Henry went through such a hard time then she would of most likely remembered who and who was there. Having Mrs.Henry not remembering Steve as someone being there is very beneficial for Steve and his ability to be free. Steve has been described in a variety of ways but he can also be perceived as innocent because Bobo stated that Steve did not give out a signal in the drug store. Bobo takes the stand and testifies what Steve’s actions were. Petrocelli: “You said that you received a sign from Mr.Harmon. Can you tell me what that sign

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