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Implausible Psycho: “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
With all of the recent gun violence, the term is often used to describe the shooter. But its true meaning, and its true effect on a person, their family and their community is often obscured. The troubles she had connecting with her son, Kevin, played by Ezra Miller so different from his sweet character in The Perks of Being a Wallflower , the incident when she breaks his arm in anger, and the problems she has with his behavior throughout his teenage years are recounted. Cecelia is blinded in one eye by an incident that could have been an accident or could have been as a result of Kevin. Eventually, we learn that Kevin killed 14 people in his high school with his bow and arrow before turning himself in, and has killed Franklin and Cecelia. Eva is shown having a hard time getting Kevin to stop crying as a baby, before finally standing next to a jackhammer to drown out the noise.
Here, the family is not the gently glowing space where parents find the meaning in their lives, mothers do not always bond with their children, but teenagers—they kill other teenagers. We Need to Talk About Kevin. Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. What provokes discomfort is, rather, her very capacity to do so. Eva is persecuted—her property is covered in red paint, she is struck in the street—as if she, rather than her son, was really responsible for the atrocity. She has long suspected him to be either psychopathic or evil.
May 07, AM. I think We need to talk about Kevin is a great book for discussion, there are many points that could be pulled apart and looked at closely. My main question is regarding the relationship between Kevin and Eva. Did he respect and love her after all? He had the opportunity to make her part of the sick ending, and wiping ut his whole family - as she was present at breakfast that morning - so why did he let her leave? Was it out of respect, and a type of love and fondness? Or did he just want Eva to suffer even further by leaving her alive?
Travel writer Eva asks Dr. I read somewhere that nonverbalizing was an early sign of autism. Foulkes: "He has none of the telltale rocking signs. Eva discovers the corpses of her husband Franklin and her daughter Celia. By consistently rejecting his mother and appearing to bond with his father Kevin succeeds in splitting his parents producing a triangle with Kevin close to Franklin and Eva distant from both. Was this case doomed from the start with Eva's inability to console Kevin as an infant leading her to resent him and feel like a failure as a mother in contrast to his relationship with his father, or could we have helped this family? Were well-meaning but limited parents just unable to cope with an evil child, or should they have tried harder, maybe done something different?
It is written from the first person perspective of the teenage killer's mother, Eva Khatchadourian, and documents her attempt to come to terms with her son Kevin and the murders he committed, as told in a series of letters from Eva to her husband. The novel, Shriver's 7th, won the Orange Prize , a U. In the novel was adapted into a film. In the wake of a school massacre by Kevin, the year-old son of Franklin Plaskett and Eva Khatchadourian, Eva writes letters to Franklin. In these letters, she relates the history of her relationship with her husband, and the events of Kevin's life up to the killings, and her thoughts concerning their relationship. She also reveals events that she tried to keep secret, such as when she lashed out and broke Kevin's arm in a sudden fit of rage. She is also shown visiting Kevin in prison, where they appear to have an adversarial relationship.
We Need to Talk About Kevin is a psychological thriller tragedy film       directed by Lynne Ramsay , and adapted from Lionel Shriver 's novel of the same title. A long process of development and financing began in , with filming commencing in April Tilda Swinton stars as the mother of Kevin, struggling to come to terms with her son and the horrors he has committed. It received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences alike. Teenager Kevin Khatchadourian is in prison after committing a massacre at his high school. His mother, Eva, once a successful travel writer , lives alone in a rundown house and works in a travel agency near the prison, where she visits Kevin.