Crooked House - Chapters 12-14 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 12 Charles asked his father what murderers were like. Charles' father began his description by saying murderers were most often nice, seemingly normal people on the outside. He suspected these people had matured in physical age but were morally immature. They never realized their actions were wrong, nor did they feel remorse for their actions.

Charles’ father went on to explain that a common denominator among murderers was vanity. The murderer might be betrayed by his desire to talk about the crime. They possibly might brag about what they did know because they wanted to tell someone their secret. However, they could not tell everything because it would incriminate them. Charles' father instructed Charles to mingle with the family members and see what he could find out by just talking to them. Before he sent Charles away, he warned him to look...

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