American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land Quotes

Monica Hesse
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I’m in it for the long haul, I’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy."
-- Charlie Smith (chapter 14)

Importance: This quote is a simple statement, but conveys how genuine and deep Charlie’s love for Tonya is. Surprisingly, it comes as a response to Tonya letting Charlie know that he could leave her and her children if he needed to. Rather than saying that he wanted to take the easy way out, however, he emphasizes his love for her, as well as his commitment to and dedication to her. She takes these statements of love as encouragement to command him to set a house on fire, the first in their string of arsons. Though one might assume that this forced criminal activity could make Charlie retract these statements of love or question his commitment to her, he maintains this attitude throughout their crimes. Even when they are being interrogated by law...

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