Monster Setting & Symbolism

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Steve's Notebook

Steve's notebook is where he records the story at prison and during the trial. The notebook becomes an escape route for Steve's emotions and a metaphor of his life. For the period of the trial, the notebook is Steve. The reader hears his voice and sees his images through the notebook.

Crime Scene P hotographs

The prosecution uses the crime scene photographs for maximum impact on the jury. Steve must look at them, and they work to make him frightened of conviction and painfully aware of how gruesome the killing was. The jury examines the photos twice.

Manhattan Detention Center

The Detention Center is where Steve is jailed and is Steve's greatest fear. He absolutely hates the place and could resort to suicide if he must spend many years there. The impact of his observations and experiences while behind bars and among the violent men run...

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