Dylan Klebold Character Analysis

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Immediately after Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered thirteen people at Columbine High School, officials began the search to find their motive. They found a wealth of personal records at their homes. Each had kept a diary with their very personal entries into each, Eric even had a website which he filled with hate. The professionals had plenty of information to read into Eric and Dylan’s minds. After years of getting to know the boys on a more than personal level, they discovered Eric to be a textbook psychopath, and Dylan was and enraged depressive. Dylan was madly in love with a girl he’d never really talked to from school. Her name was Harriet and he had one class with her. Dylan envisioned them together and in love all of the…show more content…
Psychopaths don’t use emotions properly. They don’t react based on how they feel, they analyze their feelings and react based on what would be most beneficial in their case. Eric also had a god complex. He hated anyone who wasn’t as smart as him, and believed natural selection was the greatest thing to ever happen. “He loved explosions, actively hated inferiors, and passively hoped for human extinction’ (Cullen 184). Eric believed anyone who wasn’t as smart as him didn’t deserve to live. Eric wanted to prove his superiority to everyone he hated. His vehicle for doing that was to murder everyone on his bad list. Dylan and Eric’s personalities worked together flawlessly. Dylan excited Eric. Eric needs his outbursts to inspire his own rage. While Dylan needed Eric to have control. Eric convinced him that his anger was their peers’ fault. Eric was manipulative and used Dylan’s anger to turn against his colleagues. Eric and Dylan both used each other as fuel to their own pains. Dylan and Eric both had to take therapy classes for their arrest. They both passed the classes and were decided to be mentally sound teenagers. Unfortunately the success was shortly lived as they both were still dangerous. Despite the class’s best efforts the students were still deeply flawed people. Maybe had these classes worked better then Dylan and Eric could have been diagnosed and treated
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