Summary Of Killings By Andre Dubus

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In "Killings" Andre Dubus integrates a protective father, a selfless husband, and a virtuous vigilante into a single character: Matt Fowler. Initially suffering from the murder of his son, Matt transfigures from a man subdued by pain to a man isolated by guilt. The first portion of the story shows Matt's desire for revenge is not solidified, especially within the latter dialogue in which one senses his desire to simply just forgive Strout rather than carry his .38. If Ruth was not bothered by Strout's presence in the stores, Matt would hold no reason to go through with any form of revenge. As the revenge plot is taking place, it is apparent how Matt differs from the common killer, in the aspect that he possesses morality. There is the scene

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