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Quotes from “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers

nhill
nhillhas quoted2 months ago
That way even if you sniffle a little they won’t hear you. If anybody knows that you are crying, they’ll start talking about it and soon it’ll be your turn to get beat up when the lights go out

Why does the narrator use the 2nd person, i.e. "you, your"?

nhill
nhillhas quoted2 months ago
I wonder if I will look like myself when the trial is over.

After jail, is anyone like the person they used to be?

nhill
nhillhas quoted2 months ago
The best time to cry is at night, when the lights are out and someone is being beaten up and screaming for help.

Is there ever a best time to cry?

irunzzy
irunzzyhas quoted3 months ago
Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. It is a strange movie with no plot and no beginning.

This quote shows that his being in jail has made him feel as though he has just walked into a movie. So this idea that he is kind of in a movie inspired him to start to write his own one. Not about himself but about his expiernces.

owise25
owise25has quoted2 years ago
STEVE spreads his arms to hug O’BRIEN, but she stiffens and turns to pick up her papers from the table before them.
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