Discussion 2 – MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers – Relationships – Jerry to Steve Mr Moshé January 20, 2012 Discussion 2 – MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers – Relationships – Jerry to Steve2012-05-30T07:09:25-05:00 Starting Off First, if you haven’t already, go to the page below, and do what is required of you. Then, come back and DISCUSS. Preparing to Post to THE DISCUSSIONS Suppose you were Jerry and Steve were your older brother. What would you think of him after this incident? Use to details from the book to support your position on this topic. Related Posts Read to Strategize Notes 8 Reasons Why Gum Has No Place in the Classroom
If i were Jerry, I would think that Steve was innocent because he was not the type of person that would do things like this. Steve seems to be the type of person that doesnot just jump from being the almost perfect brother figure to being in a stickup in just one day. Something like that takes time, and lots of it.
If I were Jerry, I would definatley think differently about my brother. I would be very disapointed and hurt that my brother, who I look up to would even be suspected of such things. I don’t know a whole lot on what its like to have a sibling, or much about Jerry, but I know what its like to look up to someone.
If I were Jerry, I would have loved Steve all my life. My love for Steve wouldn’t have changed because of one small incident. I would have doubted him a little but after I found out Steve was not guilty, I would love him just as much as before and look up to him as a big brother. I wouldn’t do exactly as Steve does but I would think about what is right and what is wrong. So if I were Jerry, I would love Steve as a big brother all my life and care about him.
Brothers should always be close so they need to stick together no matter what happens to either one of tem. They shoukd still love each other.
My name is Jerry. Steve’s my older brother. I’ve always thought of him as a hero. He would be Batman and i would be his sidekick Robin. I love my brother, but it really hurt me to find out he was convicted as a bad guy. Yes, i’ve heard about the bad guys in the stories and to hear this was shocking. I’m not going to judge Steve, but just hope he was not the “true” bad guy.
I agree with Gage L. If they were my brothers I would believe that they are not guilty. He seems to be a good person by the way he carries himself. He also doesn’t have anything to hide because he knows he didn’t do anything.
If I were Jerry and Steve was my older brother, I would feel a little disappointed that he was pulled into that situation, but that would’nt change how I feel about Steve. Jerry looks up to Steve, like a role model. And, since he looks up to Steve, he knows that Steve would not do something like that. It’s the sort of relationship where you know the person too well to think they would do something like that. I wouldn’t believe that Steve would do something like that.
In Monster I belive that even though Jerry might be dissapointed in his brother that doesn’t mean that you just say im not going to be your brother and im not going to like you anymore you say hi and just be happy you get to see your brother again after he gets out of jail you know what i mean brothers have bonds that aren’t easily broken you have to love and forget don’t hold on to the past and listen to the present it is a gift that is why it is called the present.
I agree with some of the comments above because they are true. It’s true brotherly love. If I was in Jerry’s place I would be afraid of my brother but I know that he wouldn’t do that. Steve and I would miss each other very much. I would see my brother as the same person he was because I know he was innocent. I also know that he misses me. Steve is a strong guy and I wouldn’t be afraid of him because he is the greatest big brother ever.
I agree with Amber L. because if Steve and Jerry where my older brother I would know them. I spent my whole life with them and I know he wouldn’t do anything like murder or steal. If i had to go on the stand and say that Steve was innocent I would. Just like what Amber L. said about Jerry saying Steve should be Batman. Steve is not a criminal, he should be a hero.
If I were Jerry, I would not change my judgement of my older brother until he is proven guilty. I agree with Jenna L that even though the bad reputation would hurt me, I wouldn’t want to let it change anything. I would think of the brother I know and not the brother people think they know. People just believe what they hear and if you actually know the person very well you might just think differently then what others believe. If I were Jerry I would still think of him as the “Batman” he believed his brother should’ve been.
If I was Jerry, Steve’s younger brother, I wouldn’t really look up to my brother after that huge incident occurred. I wouldn’t want to be like a person who killed a 50-year old man over a few packs of cigarettes and some money. Younger brothers are supposed to look up to their older brothers, and looking up to Steve would be like looking up to your dad who killed a man over a football game. I would feel afraid of Steve… especially after this incident occurred. Who wouldn’t be afraid of a young juvenile killing an older man over some cigarettes and money?
In MONSTER, Steve and Jerry’s relationship is a strong brother-to-brother relationship. Honestly, if I were Jerry, I would still love him and won’t let anything break our bond. According to the flashbacks, Steve and Jerry have a very strong, unbreakable relationship. I hear that prison is a bad place to be, but if I were Jerry, I wouldn’t care.
In the novel, “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers, Steve and Jerry are close brothers that have went through a lot together. Just like any other brotherly relationship, the two are inevitable to fight once in a while, but deep down they truly love each other. Jerry was the younger brother in the story and looked up to Steve. This was evident in several of the flashbacks in the story. These showed the love, bond, and trust that was shared by the two brothers. Unfortunately, when Steve was put on trial for murder, the relationship became more complicated.
If I were in Jerry’s position in the story, I would have a very difficult time during my brother’s trial. All of my life he was the one I looked up to and admired. Now, the one person who I wanted to be like and follow in his footsteps, could possibly be convicted and sentenced to jail for the rest of his life. For a point I would go into pure denial. I wouldn’t accept anything except Steve’s innocence as the truth. After the denial phase I would most likely accept the fact that my hero made a mistake and is now punished for it. I would do all that I am capable of to prove him innocent, but if he was guilty, I would be scarred for the rest of my life.
If Steve and Jerry were my older brothers, I would know what kind of people they are and I would know if Steve is the type of person to be involved in a robbery/murder, and since I would know who they are, I would know Steve isn’t the person to do that and I would do everything I could to help prove Steve innocent.
I agree with the fact that Jerry and Steve seem like they are close according to the flashbacks in the story. But if i was in Jerry’s place I would be scared for my big brother and support him what he says to be the truth. Steves parents don’t want Jerry to go and see Steve in jail. So that cuts jerry off from his brother and understanding whats going on.
I agree with the following comments, if I were in Jerry’s shoes I would have a pretty bad reputation to have to deal with. However I would not let other people’s harsh judgments get in the way of my future and dreams. Let them think what they want, because clearly in the book Steve loves Jerry and Jerry loves Steve and no one can get in the way of that. I being Jerry has always thought highly of Steve, and just because a few mistakes were made doesn’t mean anything. After all, he’s only human.
I’d think that he’d be sad about his brother being in jail because thats who he looked up too
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if i was steve’s little brother and i saw him going through all that
then i would think he probrably feels regret or unhappy about
what he did. And i would also think that maybe he might of been
hanging around with people who make bad decisions. and that he probrably wasnt thinking enought before he was involved in the crime.
Jerry and Steve seemed to have a very close relationship during some of the flashbacks. Steve was Jerry’s hero and rolemodel. If I had been in Jerry’s place during this book my opinion of Steve would have changed a lot because of him being accused of taking part in such a large crime. In the beginning I would have been furious with Steve because I most likely would have believed that he had taken part in the crime. Steve had always been there for Jerry though, so this would have taken part in my opinion of Steve. If I had been Jerry through this experience I would be confused as to what to believe at that point. Steve would be family and I would always believe that he was innocent no matter what. I would always wonder if he was truely innocent or if he had been guilty all along. After the whole incident I would always be a little wary of him, so it would change my opinion of him some what. Steve would be my brother and after reading the book and hearing how much he cared for Jerry I would always trust him even though I would wonder if he was still the person after this whole experience.
Being Steve’s younger brother in this situation would be difficult not only in my mind but everyone else would probably despise me because of who my brother was. I would do everything in my power to help prove him innocent even if i wasnt sure if he was. Jerry seemed very proud of his brother and i dont know enough about Jerry to say that would change.
If I were Jerry, I’d actually think my brother is brave. I mean sure people would think he’s a bad influence, but he stood up for what he thought was right, and didn’t let anyone tell him otherwise. He knew he wasn’t guilty and went with it, gave his testimony, and did the best he could to prove his innocence. If In were Jerry I’d be happy to have gone through that experience. Like Jerry said, Steve “should be Batman so I could be Robin.”
If I was Jerry and Steve were my older brother, after the incident, I would think badly of him. He did time in jail and possibly helped rob a drugstore. I probably wouldnt want to be near him as much and I wouldnt go to him for advice.
If I was Jerry and Steve was my older brother, I would not think that he was a criminal because I know Steve and he wouldn’t do something like that. I would think that Steve was at the wrong place at the wrong time and blamed for doing something he didn’t do. Steve is still my older brother and I know he still loves me. In the book, Steve hangs out with Jerry. They talk about superheroes and what superhero they would want to be if they could be any superhero. Jerry says that Steve should be Batman so he could be Robin. They are really close so I wouldn’t think that Steve was a bad guy at all if I was Jerry.
If i were Jerry I would believe that Steve is not guilty. I would believe this because Steve seems like a nice person and wouldnt do something like this. All they have Steve on trial for is that he walked in the drugstore and was to supposed to give a signal to Bobo and King. All Bobo said is that Steve walked in and walked out and didnt say anything to Bobo or King just walked out the drugstore.
I wouldn’t look up to him if i had befor but i would still love him and would gladly welcome him back into my life wether he was guilty or not