I Hunt Killers As Jazz Character Analysis

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Human nature is quite despicable. Humans kill for thrill, manipulate one another, act out of greed and dishonesty, and perform acts that are inexcusable. So as a society, humans combat instincts just to function in a way that is regarded as “normal”. This is seen in Barry Lyga’s book I Hunt Killers as Jazz struggles internally in a self versus self war. I Hunt Killers can be connected to conformity, evaluated as a cliché book, and questioned as to what happened once the story ended. The expectations that are set for Jazz by the town are easy to connect to human nature and conformity. In 1951, Solomon Asch conducted experiments that explained that most people will alter their true beliefs in order to conform to a crowd. When given an easy test with obvious answers, most people changed their answers to match the rest of the crowd (which were purposely incorrect). Metaphorically, Jazz fears that he will change his obvious answer into something incorrect. In one scene, Jazz watches someone die…show more content…
First, let it be known that in the real world not everything falls perfectly into place. There are several examples of perfect timing that are just not plausible. One example of this is when the killer escapes out of a window just as Jazz enters the room. Another example is when the killer is caught right when he is about to murder someone close to the protagonist. This is exactly the recipe for a cliché ending: The protagonist finds out who the killer is, then the protagonist rushes to the place where the antagonist holds someone dear to them, and finally, the protagonist saves the day. I Hunt Killers follows this recipe ☺ exactly. The book is also predictable because the person that the reader thinks is the most innocent turns out to be the killer: “………………………..” In this case, a man posing as a victim’s grieving father is the murderer behind it
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