Walter Dean Myers Writing Styles in Monster

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The entire novel is written from Steve's point of view. He attempts to bring in other people's points of view by changing the camera position in the screenplay, but this is still what Steve imagines what the other points of view might be. During his note taking at the trial, the reader is also seeing only Steve's interpretations of who said what and how. He might miss certain things, or he could be writing down the dialog inaccurately. Myers is careful to keep Steve's interpretations of reality from becoming obviously twisted, but he does offer clues on Steve's changing states of mind, such as when the screenplay camera focuses on individual jury members.

Steve tries to understand how others interpret their realities. He thinks that prisoners lie to themselves, and he speculates if this is the reason why people end up in jail. He empathizes with...

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