Gone for Good Themes

Harlan Coben
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Rage

Rage is an emotion seen in several characters throughout the book though it seems most prevalent in the lives of McGuane, John and Ken. McGuane talks about a school shooting and says that there are all kinds of explanations offered about the boys' home lives, that they were bullied, that they were abused or that they played too many video games. McGuane says that there is no reason—some people are simply filled with rage. Melissa recalls that in Ken, though she says that Will only remembers the hero Ken was in Will's eyes. John is a study in rage. While John is framed for several murders, including the death of young Daniel Skinner and the attack on Julie, he is actually guilty of many more than that. John's rage is well-controlled, as seen in his brutal murder of Raymond Cromwell and Joshua Ford. John has apparently...

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