Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Sanyika Shakur
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Epilogue Summary and Analysis

In 1991, Kody is captured for auto theft after beating up a drug dealer and taking the van he used for dealing. The dealer turned out to be a police informant and Kody wound up in jail. He admits that he is "responsible for deeds that have caused irreparable damage, such as the taking of life." He says that circumstances seemed to dictate his actions at the time but that he's not blaming outside forces for his decisions. Over the years, Kershaun has given up drug dealing, is married and has a child and Kody says that having the child has given Kershaun a wake-up call regarding his responsibilities.

Kody says he applauds the formal cease fire between the Bloods and Crips, but that there remains the issue of Crips fighting their own. He says that the children deserve happy childhoods while...

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