Young black teens are discriminated because of their apperance
By: Walter Dean Myers
"I'll call it what the lady who is the procecutor called me. MONSTER" pg 5
"I think they are bringing out all these people and letting them look terrible on the stand and sound terribe and then reminding the jury that they don't look an different from me and king. I like the last scene in the movie, the one between me and Jerry. It makes me seem like a real person. pg 60
"I want to look like I'm a good person. I want to feel like I'm a good person because I believe I am. But being in here with these guys makess it hard to think about yourself as being different. I see what miss O'Brien meant when she said part of the job was to make me look human in the eyes of the jury." pg 62
"Cause I'm a human being. I want a life too! What's wrong with that?" pg 76
"That is why I take the films of myself. I want to know who I am. I want to know the road to panic that I took. I want to look at myself a thousand times to look for one true image." pg 281
The quote and picture connect because this picture represents how alone and distant a person is from reality, which is exactly how people who deal with discrimination feel. Isolated from others.
The quote and picture connect because the jury thinks all black people are the same but they are judging a book by its cover. The "ugly" horse came in first place and the "pretty" horse came in second. People judge others personality based on what they see.
The quote and picture connect because the glasses show a bit of blurred vision and a bit of clear vision, which is what Steve is going through. His vision right now is blurry. He wants to see himself as a good person but everyone around him sees him as a "monster"
The quote and picture connect because Steve wants to be treated as a human, and desereves too no matter guilty or not. The picture stands for world equality which Steve deserves because he never harmed anyone.
The quote and picture connect because Steve tells us how he wants to know how he is by one look. Not by how others see him. This picture shows the mans point of view and the others perspective on him.