Journal Entry: 1
Monster. The title of the book is interesting because of the book cover. It’s a black young boy and on top it says “Monster”. It makes me think about what the book may be about but if you read the description in the back it helps give me an idea of what the story is about. Based the brief summary on the back I’m assuming its a story about a young boy being on trial for murder. The title and cover are luring to and the form it is written is interesting as well.
I think we would read a book like this because it is another way of writing. Also, because it must have many themes that collide in a complex way. For example stereotyping a black person and justice.
Journal Entry: 2
“The friends we choose and the people we hang out with are an accurate reflection of us.”
I don’t think the friends we choose reflect who we are, at least not with me. But i do agree that a majority of teenagers let their friends influence on who they are. In my case I disagreed with the statement.
After the discussion it did make me change my answer. The key word in that statement is “reflect”, which I didn’t take into consideration much at first. If it’s coming from a point of view of someone looking in then yes; who we hang out with does reflect what people think of us or of who we are.
Journal Entry: 3
I don’t know how I would feel if I was Steve Harmon on trial for murder. Because of the mere fact that I’ve never been accused for murder. I can only imagine how he might feel if he is innocent or guilty. Just the fact of facing years in prison is a scary thought, I’m sure he must feel alone, worried, terrified, and it probably seems surreal to him. I would hate to be in a place like that or even put in that position, I would probably feel desperate (if I was innocent) to demonstrate my innocence. Now, if i was guilty I would most likely feel remorse, extremely regretful, and very foolish.
The book Romans was written probably during the mid to late fifties. Pauline authorship has been the dominating view as to the authorship of the book especially that the book of Romans reflects an exceptional theological understanding that fits to Paul’s credential as writer. First, he was highly educated receiving education no less than Israel’s greatest teacher Gamaliel during his time. Second, ...
Journal Entry: 4
When Jerry speaks in the novel he is telling his brother, Steve, about being superheroes. It makes me think that Jerry and Steve have a close bond. Jerry looks up to Steve, “you should be Batman, then I could be Robin.” They seem to get along real well, I can bet he missed Steve while he was gone. In the novel it also seemed that Steve felt a sense of happiness seeing Jerry from a view when he was “locked up”.
Journal Entry: 5
“Today, after I saw my son in that jail, in those clothes, in that state, broke my heart. What did I do? What didn’t I do? I’m not so sure if he’s innocent or guilty anymore. I don’t know what to think anymore, who has he turned into? I should have been there for him more, but I can’t let him see me like this now. I have to be strong for him, I know he’s really going to need all the support he can get and I’m his father.
Journal Entry: 6
“How’s he gonna say he’s innocent? Thats why they holding the trial -so the jury can say if hes innocent or not.”
The prisoner who said that has reason into what he’s saying, its true. “What he says don’t even count now,” because your a being judged before a jury so they get to decide. They decide whether you’re guilty or not even if you’re innocent. Just by the way you look can make them automatically decide if you’re guilty, by your reactions, the way they see you, how you carry yourself, almost anything can jeopardize you. The prisoners talk about it like it doesn’t even matter if you really are innocent, as long as you make them think you are then you’re good.
Journal Entry: 8
Evans also testifies that King shot the victim and that Steve was part of the robbery team, acting as a lookout man. This testimony ties Steve to the murder and greatly damages his defence case. |
Module 6 Journal Entry Form Journal Background: To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a course is an essential part of understanding. This journal entry form will provide a place for you to take some time and reflect on the prompt below. Journal Instructions: Prioritizing is a very important part of being a student at GCU. There are many types of time-management tools available. In ...
Journal Entry: 9
“I had to lie, I had to. I don’t want to be in here the rest of my life. I’m not like everyone else in here, I didn’t do anything. I didn’t kill anyone, all I did was walk in and out of a drugstore looking for mins. Adding to that, I know I’m not the only one that lied on that stand, why should I feel bad? Nobody else seemed to feel bad about it and I didn’t even do anything wrong. I shouldn’t even be in here in the first place, I didn’t shoot Mr. Nesbitt.”
Journal Entry 10
The ending of the story takes a twist that leaves the reader with the question of Steve’s guilt or innocence unanswered. First, O’Brien turns away from Steve’s outstretched arms after the not-guilty verdict is announced. She gathers her papers and leaves without acknowledging him, abandoning Steve to wallow in his own doubt about whether he is a good person or a monster. In the epilogue, Steve searches for the answer. |