Explain the references in Monster to telling the truth and lying.  

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Perhaps the most important example regarding "truth" in the novel is spoken by the protagonist, Steve Harmon.

Truth is truth. It's what you know to be right.

This example calls question to Steve.  The truth is the truth, but it is not what "you" know to be right. It is what everyone knows to be right.  Here, one could question Steve on his understanding of the truth.  This example shows that Steve could make something true for himself if he alone knows it to be right.

What's the truth? Anybody in here knows...

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