Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith - Part 2, Chapters 14 - 15 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 14, Krakauer first discuses the once solid relationship between Dianna and Ron Lafferty. Note that Ron is the only one of the Lafferty brothers who has not joined in the fundamentalist movement with his brothers. Although Ron has not joined this group, he is not a perfect role model. As a young missionary working for the Mormon Church, Ron had a rebellious streak that prohibited him from following all of the rules as he was supposed to. For instance, he refused to wear the hat or coat which were part of the Mormon uniform. After his stint as a missionary was finished, Ron and his new wife, Dianna, returned to Utah to be near his family. He provided emotional support and stability for this family.

Since Ron was so revered by his siblings, his wife Dianna asks him to speak...

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