Analysis Of Truman Capote 's ' Cold Blood About The Holcomb, Kansas Murders Of The Clutter Family '

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Crime seen by the public opinion is unorthodox as well as cruel, in turn the public believes that only sick and twisted people from horrid backgrounds are capable of committing crime. Novelist and journalist Truman Capote writes in his book, In Cold Blood about the Holcomb, Kansas murders of the Clutter family. The general public believed that the criminals were insane, but Capote wanted a deeper insight into the story by analyzing the crime and the murderers. Through embedding himself in his characters, fiction-style nonfiction, irony, foreshadowing, repetition, and cinematic style of writing, Truman Capote portrays crime and evil as normal human emotions that are poorly expressed in unwanted or hostile situations. As a young child, Truman Capote was plagued with distress. His father left and his mother was an alcoholic. He was neglected until he was adopted by his stepfather and attended several different schools while he was growing up (“Truman Capote,” par. 4). He did not receive the attention or care that he needed from his parents because his mother was an alcoholic, and their marriage was never stable. He was a very intelligent child and discovered his passion of writing at the young age of eleven. When writing, Capote would elaborate on his childhood experiences such as “unloving and abusive parents” and the many “odd relatives he traveled among” as he was trying to find a home of his own (American Writers 112). Because of his traumatic childhood, Truman Capote…

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