Question by Nick K: What Should I do for my visual aid?
I read the book Monster, by Walter Dean Myers and now for my book report i have to give a visual aid with it… a summary of the book is as follows…
At the beginning of Walter Dean Myers’ young adult novel, “Monster,” sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon and twenty-three-year-old James King’s lives are about to change forever. The young men have just been arrested and charged with the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner.
Although Steve is presumably not the actual killer, the young boy’s role as a supposed “lookout” for the gang who did commit the crime ultimately land him in jail alongside King. But, was the undoubtedly nave Steve even aware of what he was doing? Or was he just at the wrong place at the wrong time?
the novel’s plot focuses on Steve’s time in prison and his experiences in the courtroom throughout his trial. As Steve sits quietly alongside his attorney while the fast-paced hearings progress, the aspiring filmmaker records the events of his trial in screenplay format. Interspersed with journal entries containing Steve’s own thoughts and provide the reader with some valuable background information concerning the boy’s life prior to the violent acts that ultimately landed him in this serious position. Steve must learn to cope with the notion that, if found guilty, he could spend the rest of his years in prison.
As the story continue to unravel, Steve must struggle with himself in order to answer the question of whether he truly is the “Monster” that the prosecutor has portrayed him as. The difficult questions he asks himself in the process undoubtedly spark questions in the readers’ own minds, forcing them to look within themselves to determine what they would have done had they been in Steve’s position. Myers does an incredible job of weaving together the past and present to afford the reader the opportunity to judge Steve for him or herself.
At the novel’s close, Steve rediscovers his personal identity, and develops a set of moral standards for himself that ultimately shape the person he becomes following his trial. Unfortunately things do not pan out so well for Steve’s friend, James, who is found guilty of murder. Fortunately for Steve, he is found not guilty and, with the charges dropped, he is afforded a second chance at life.
It could have something to do with the fact that the book is written in a movie script. The only thing is that there can be no dioramas… Thanks!
Answer by cuteastute
How about a sketch that would look something like.
It’s night and the setting is outside in an open field and there is a pathway that goes away from you; and your eye level is from about 10 feet up; and not to far in you can a silhouette of a man standing there; and the pathway splits and stretching across the two pathways in a dressing room style mirror; on the left is a imprisoned (monster,killer something crazed) ;and on th right is someone youd respect someone with his stuff together.
The horizon should be above the mirror the moon should be Full and above everything else
What do you think? Answer below!