Steve Harmon, James King, Richard "Bobo" Evans, Osvaldo Cruz
Kathy O'Brien, Asa Briggs, Sandra Petrocelli, Judge and Jury
Mr. & Mrs. Harmon, Jerry, Mr. Sawicki
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Question of guilt or innocence
Identity: prejudicial stereotypes, monsters
Choice, Action, Consequence
Peer Pressure (importance of choosing good friends)
American judicial system (innocent until proven guilty)
Institutionalized racism and crime
Life in prison
Writing to cope
Novel’s Form: Steve’s journals and film script
Stream of Consciousness
POV: First-Person Narration (Reliable/Unreliable)