I hunt killers

I hunt killers

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  • I Hunt Killers By Barry Lyga
  • Theme
  • Hey look that is Billy Dent's son. I better be careful...He might kill Us.
  • Theme Development #1
  • "It's just like cutting chicken" (239)
  • Progress Report #3: Theme by Zach Orwig
  • Theme Development #2
  • The Theme to I Hunt Killer is individuality. With Jasper's father being a world renowned killer it is hard for him to overcome the stigma that comes with it. A new string of murders has brought Jazz the perfect opportunity to prove his Individuality from his father.
  • Theme Development #3 
  • "I'm ready to try just about anything,...I know I didn't want to do this to you, but...Look, I don't know if you can help or not , but can you try?" (263)
  • The roots of Jazz's struggle for identity come from His father's occupation as a serial killer.  His father brain washed him every day to think that anytime someone annoys you can easily just kill them and get it over with. Jazz has now committed to proving his innocence in the new string of murder and his individuality from his father.
  • Thematic Solution
  • Father
  • Throughout the story, Jazz faces public scrutiny for Being the son of Billy Dent.  Jazz struggles with thinking that because everyone stereotypes him as a psychopath, it must be true in some ways.  Jazz greatly struggles with self image because of others people's judgement. Jazz's girlfriend Connie constantly tries to tell him that he is an individual and good natured. 
  • "They're all looking at me...They blame me," (248)
  • Jazz has inherited many of his father's traits,  more specifically memory, and deceit. His father used these trait's to commit murder, and ruin lives. Jazz begins to realize throughout the novel that he can use these traits to solve the newest string of murders which are directly link to his father. Jazz uses his wit to stay one step ahead of the police, and starts to become as good of a detective as his father is a killer
  • "Of course." (263)
  • The thematic conclusion occurs when Jazz visits his father in jail for the first time, seeking help to catch the killer who models his crimes after him.  Jazz is able to help the FEDS find the killer, but unknowingly serves as the catalyst that helps his father break out of jail and kill Jazz's social service worker.  Jazz realizes that it is know him versus his father and comes to the definitive conclusion that he is not corrupt like Billy,and vows to find him no matter what it takes. 
  • VS
  • Son
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