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We Need to Talk About Kevin Summary
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The story is told through the perspective of Eve, Kevin's mother, in the form of letters she writes after the series of brutal murders that Kevin commits. As a child, Kevin hows classic signs of a psychopath and shows little to no affection to his family, but appears to reserve special loathing for his mother. He tortures her from an early age by deliberately refusing to be potty trained, spraying ink over the walls of a room that Eve decorates with maps. The only thing Kevin shows any real interest in is archery after reading Robin Hood.
One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong. School shootings shouldn't belong anywhere in the country, but they happen, and on April 8, , fictional Kevin Khatchadourian kommits a killer krime of his own, trapping nine classmates and a teacher and killing most of them with a bow and many arrows. Over a year later, Kevin's mother, Eva, begins to write letters to her husband, Franklin. They have been separated since Kevin's crime. Having a psychopath for a son will put some strain on a marriage, that's for sure.
Very well written. You sit and wonder, contemplate what happened after the final words were penned.
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Sep 06, PM. - It is written from the first person perspective of the teenage killer's mother, Eva Khatchadourian, and documents her attempt to come to terms with her son Kevin and the murders he committed, as told in a series of letters from Eva to her husband.
May 07, AM. I think We need to talk about Kevin is a great book for discussion, there are many points that could be pulled apart and looked at closely. My main question is regarding the relationship between Kevin and Eva. Did he respect and love her after all? He had the opportunity to make her part of the sick ending, and wiping ut his whole family - as she was present at breakfast that morning - so why did he let her leave? Was it out of respect, and a type of love and fondness? Or did he just want Eva to suffer even further by leaving her alive?
After twenty-eight letters, Eva doesn't seem any closer to figuring out her son than she was when he was born. But she has decided to accept him, for better or for worse. Even though we know Kevin's crime from the beginning or from reading the back of the book , we don't know right away how he did it, and Eva lays out every gruesome detail so that she—and we—can be aghast at how terrible the crime is. We're not sure what is more shocking, the violence of the crime, or the diabolically perfect way Kevin carried it out. One thing Eva finally does that she hasn't been able to do in the years after Kevin's crime is to ask him flat-out why he did it. He thought he knew.