Stanley's innocence is finally proven, and he is legally exonerated! But after everything he and Zero have been through, does it really matter than Stanley is considered innocent by the law?
Students should compare Stanley and Zero's positions in relation to stealing the shoes. All along, Stanley's legal persecution seems so cruel because he is innocent of the crime. But Zero, the person who actually committed the crime, doesn't seem guilty of the harsh things Clyde Livingston and the judge at Stanley's trial had said about Stanley. Though Stanley didn't steal the shoes and Zero did, does any reader feel that Zero should be punished for stealing them – either with Camp...
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