Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' Capote '

719 Words Aug 1st, 2016 3 Pages
Ultimately from the beginning of the book the reader is well aware the outcome of the Clutter family. Capote writing structure allows him to build suspense leading up to these murders. He informs the reader that “At the time not a soul in sleeping Holcomb heard them—four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives.” (5). This builds suspense and confusion, leaving the reader questioning how four shotgun blasts could end the lives on six people. Furthermore, during Capote introduction of the Clutter family he reveals that there are six members of the family, the four kids, Herb and Bonnie. Suspense is being built from the beginning. The reader doesn’t know which members of the family will be murdered, or any other details relating to the deaths of the Clutters. In Part II, the bodies of Nancy, Kenyon, Bonnie and Herb Clutter were found shot in their house the next Sunday morning. Capote does not include any details from when the killers came to the house or what happened that previous night. In addition, throughout the novel, Capote uses montages between the approaching killers and the town of Holcomb. This has a great effect on the development of suspense and details about the characters. As Capote is describing the town of Holcomb, the people living there, and the Clutter family, he is also going back to Dick and Perry. At first Capote gives detailed descriptions of the Clutter and people in their lives, and spends a lot of time developing their characters. When he…

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