Columbine

Columbine

by

Dave Cullen

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Craig Scott Character Analysis

The older brother of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the shooting, Craig was a “jock” who started a false rumor about Cassie Bernall’s martyrdom, believing it to have been the truth but too confused and disoriented in the wake of the attack to have known that his account was inaccurate.
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Craig Scott Character Timeline in Columbine

The timeline below shows where the character Craig Scott appears in Columbine. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 32: Jesus Jesus Jesus
Violence and Spectacle Theme Icon
Memory, Bearing Witness, Trauma, and Testimony Theme Icon
Religion: Escapism, Evangelism, Opportunism Theme Icon
Craig Scott , Rachel Scott’s older brother and a survivor of the library massacre, saw death and... (full context)
Chapter 38: Martyr
Violence and Spectacle Theme Icon
Memory, Bearing Witness, Trauma, and Testimony Theme Icon
Failure Theme Icon
...the school library is opened to victims of the library massacre and their families. As Craig Scott walks through with family members and retells Cassie’s story, he gets the details wrong, pointing... (full context)
Afterword: Forgiveness
Violence and Spectacle Theme Icon
Memory, Bearing Witness, Trauma, and Testimony Theme Icon
Media: Misinformation and Sensationalism Theme Icon
Religion: Escapism, Evangelism, Opportunism Theme Icon
...is “almost nothing about Columbine” that makes Val feel “emotional” now—though at the time of Craig Scott ’s false statements about Cassie Bernall professing her faith in the library, when Val was... (full context)