In Cold Blood: Misfit Vs. Perry Smith

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“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
Is a quote from Arthur Conan Doyle. Both the Misfit and Perry Smith are archetypal criminals, or villains, because they both are murders
Perry Smith is a person that comes from. But there was a part of him that was not that good. As we read the book, “In Cold Blood”, we read that perry along with Dick. The book states,”[Dick] was holding the knife. I asked him for it, and he gave it to me, and I said, ‘All right, Dick. Here goes.’ But I didn’t mean it. I meant to call his bluff, make him argue me out of it, make him admit he was a phony and a coward. See, it was something between me and Dick. I knelt down beside Mr. Clutter, and the pain of kneeling—I thought
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The Misfit questions himself about the true meaning about life. Just like Perry he has questions that he can't figure out himself. The book states, "No pleasure but meanness," [The Misfit] said and his voice had become almost a snarl.” After reading this it came to mind that the Misfit is a murder that doesn’t feel anything about how he killed the people he killed. The book also states, "Shut up, Bobby Lee," The Misfit said. "It's no real pleasure in life."
After reading this,The Misfit said these words to Bobby lee after shooting the grandma, merits being called "mean," yet apparently he does not feel good about it. Perhaps he's fallen into complete despair, since now there's nothing left to give him pleasure. This would mean that killing the grandmother seriously affected him. Or perhaps it's the beginning of his transformation into a good man. Perhaps both. Just like Perry the Misfit feels sorry after doing what he did, which in this case is killing someone. Perry and the MIsfit are alike in many ways, but the thing that both share is being

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