Story Analysis: Killings By Andre Dubus

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“Killings” by, Andre Dubus. This story is about a man named Matt Fowler and what he does after his son is taken from him. The story follows him through everything that leads him to killing the man responsible. The forces that push him to this conclusion are; his wife, his son’s relationship, and Strout. Although matt has a lot of forces against him, All that Matt wants is a happy life. One of the forces that push him through the story is his wife. He says in the story, “She can’t even go out for cigarettes and aspirin. It’s killing her”.(104) This shows that Strout is making her distraught. In the story it says” he did not so much argue with her as try to comfort her”(106), by telling her what she needed to hear he was trying to make her

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