A Mother's Reckoning - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Sue Klebold
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Dylan’s journals shed additional light on the fatal interdependence that defined his relationship with Eric. Dylan was not driven by homicidal thoughts until the fall of 1997, at which point he had begun to spend more regular time with Eric. Instead, Dylan’s depression remains at the forefront of his writings, and Dylan believes that he will be dead by his own hand well before he and Eric have a chance to carry out their plans. It is after January 20, 1999 that Dylan’s journals become increasingly darker and more hopeless. Sue writes, “hopeless. Dylan’s thoughts are more scattered and difficult to understand as he comes to believe that Eric’s plan represents a way out. His ambivalence is present right up until the shootings. At the end of his life, Dylan was connected to only two emotions: anger and hopelessness” (166).

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