What are a few scenes with Steve's friends and family that work to show him as more human than monster?

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More than any other scene in the book, I would go with the scene that has Steve sitting on the couch with his eleven-year-old brother, Jerry.

Jerry initiates a common conversation topic for boys. He asks if Steve has ever wanted to be a superhero. Steve says that he has...

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More than any other scene in the book, I would go with the scene that has Steve sitting on the couch with his eleven-year-old brother, Jerry.

Jerry initiates a common conversation topic for boys. He asks if Steve has ever wanted to be a superhero. Steve says that he has thought about it and would like to be Superman in order to wear glasses and "kick butt."

Jerry thinks that Steve would make a great superhero; however, Jerry thinks that Steve should be a different hero. Jerry thinks that Steve should be Batman because Batman has a superhero sidekick. He wants Steve to be Batman so he can be Robin. The scene ends with Steve giving Jerry a brotherly shove.

The scene shows that Steve is a loving family member. It most certainly shows Steve is a far cry from being a monster. The scene also shows that Steve desires to be good and do good. A monster would have said that he/she would rather be the super villain.

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