Monster - Study Guide Chapter 2, Tuesday, July 7th Summary & Analysis

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The second chapter begins with notes from Steve's notebook, set in the hand-printed type style. The message is simply that Steve hates jail. It is always threatening and often violent. Action then moves to the courtroom on the second day.

Wendell Bolden is being cross-examined, and he gives testimony that he knows who did the drugstore holdup. Both sides object over the questioning, stating that the questioning of the other side is out of line or over the bounds. Another brief flashback brings the reader to a conversation among four people: Steve, James King, Peaches, and Johnny. The conversation is about how hard it is to get money and what are the best targets for theft. After the flashback, the cross examination of Bolden continues, with Briggs losing his temper over Bolden's testimony. The judge calls for a recess. On the...

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