In the Born a Crime novel by Trevor Noah, Trevor says: ‘I didn’t feel bad about it at all. I still don’t. The lawyer in me still says that I am completely innocent. There were matches and there was a magnifying glass and there was a mattress and then, clearly, a series of unfortunate events. Things catch fire sometimes. That’s why there are firefighters.’ Do you agree that Trevor was innocent? Give reasons for your answer.

Since, in European and American culture, the idea of children being granted access to matches is typically seen as an unspeakable one and an egregious breach of safety rules, the situation with matches that Noah describes appears to be the direct effect of him and the neighborhood kid playing with matches and being careless with them. Specifically, in hindsight, leaving the matches without considering whether they represented a fire hazard was an obvious breach of safety rules, which is why the accident does seem to be, at least partially, Noah’s fault.

However, one must admit that the shed catching fire as a result of a magnifying glass setting the matches on fire does seem to be a combination of incredibly unfortunate events. Therefore, the situation seems to be quite dubious owing to the multiple factors involved. The children should not have been playing with matches; however, they were not old enough to recognize the outcomes of their actions.

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Academic.Tips. 2022. "In the Born a Crime novel by Trevor Noah, Trevor says: 'I didn't feel bad about it at all. I still don't. The lawyer in me still says that I am completely innocent. There were matches and there was a magnifying glass and there was a mattress and then, clearly, a series of unfortunate events. Things catch fire sometimes. That's why there are firefighters.' Do you agree that Trevor was innocent? Give reasons for your answer." December 6, 2022. https://academic.tips/question/in-the-born-a-crime-novel-by-trevor-noah-trevor-says-i-didnt-feel-bad-about-it-at-all-i-still-dont-the-lawyer-in-me-still-says-that-i-am-completely-innocent-there-were-matches-and-there-was/.

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