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We Need to Talk About Kevin
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. As Kevin grows up, his behavior worsens as he gets older, playing the part of a loving son in front of his father but continuing to manipulate and torture his mother, much to the horror of Eve and to the denial of his father, Franklin.
Here, the family is not the gently glowing space where parents find the meaning in their lives, mothers do not always bond with their children, but teenagers—they kill other teenagers. We Need to Talk About Kevin. Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. What provokes discomfort is, rather, her very capacity to do so. Eva is persecuted—her property is covered in red paint, she is struck in the street—as if she, rather than her son, was really responsible for the atrocity. She has long suspected him to be either psychopathic or evil.
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We Need to Talk About Kevin Summary
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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. Eva seems to have given up trying to find any answers… because there aren't any.
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. The novel, Shriver's 7th, won the Orange Prize , a U. In the novel was adapted into a film. In the wake of a school massacre by Kevin, the year-old son of Franklin Plaskett and Eva Khatchadourian, Eva writes letters to Franklin. In these letters, she relates the history of her relationship with her husband, and the events of Kevin's life up to the killings, and her thoughts concerning their relationship.