A Mother's Reckoning - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Sue Klebold
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Chapter 14 is entitled “Pathway to Violence” as a reference to the process by which a person decides to carry out an act of violence. Sue believes that Dylan had not been on a pathway to violence until January of 1999 when the tone of his journals shifted. Reflecting on his senior year, Sue recalled how she had been aware of changes in Dylan’s behavior, but she underscores how she had underestimated “the depth and severity of his pain and everything he was capable of doing to make it stop” (208). Instead, Sue and Tom had both seen Dylan’s actions as no different than any other normal teenage boy. Despite the trouble he got entangled in, the moments when Dylan had acted like his silly self had been enough to assure the Klebolds that their son was not in danger. Dylan's deception was not only...

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