Killings is a short tale written by Andre Dubus in The short story entails how a man seeks revenge after the death of his son in cold blood. In , the story. Killings has 27 ratings and 5 reviews: Unknown Binding. Free Essay: Analysis of Killings The major theme of Andre Dubus’ Killings is how far someone would go for the person they love. It is important to note the.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 24, Tova rated dubuw it was ok Shelves: Feb 12, Shaun Chen rated it it was amazing. It is very easy to support the protagonist, condone his judgement, and condemn anyone that opposes or crosses him when information about his feelings and backstory is so easily accessible; but what about Strout? Killinggs the little hints the author subtly dropped, I began to empathize with Strout much more than I thought I would be able to during the first few pages of the story.
So this man did have a conscience, he knew that what he did was wrong, and he was prepared to accept the consequences of his actions, whatever they might be. What drove this man to commit a premeditated act of murder without attempting to cover it up, knowing andrw well that there would be nowhere to hide?
Could it be that there was some form of miscommunication or lack of closure that led Strout to believe that he still had a chance with Mary Ann when he did not? Did Frank, not knowing how Strout saw the situation at the time, do things to provoke Strout and act in a manner which encouraged a chain of circumstances that ultimately led to his demise? We see that there are so many ways the situation could have gotten to where it did from the way it was killinga very early on.
I think that what happened to Strout could happen to any one of us.
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Push a man or woman too far off the edge and he will crack. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Jul 28, Zac Johnson rated it really liked it. As taunt and economical as story-telling gets.
Like carrying-out of titular action of the story, the writing is perfect example of planning, pacing, and plotting. Wow, I hardly know where to start, such emotional turmoil and intensity.
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Emotional turmoil and strain at its finest. The nonlinear way of pacing adds a depth of separation and nostalgia, removal from the present and in turn the actions that take place taking the lives of several individuals, metaphorically and literally.
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Award-winning author Andre Dubus II — has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century.
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