In Cold Blood Passage Analysis

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In Cold Blood

“This hitherto peaceful congregation of neighbors and old friends had suddenly to endure the unique experience of distrusting each other; understandably, they believed that the murderer was among themselves.”pg. 88

1.This passage, quote, or excerpt is significant because…

This passage is significant because the Clutter murder destroyed the security of Holcomb, separated the community and created suspicion. The residents of Holcomb lose their innocence, because for the first time they were forced to confront the reality of a murder in Holcomb. The residents of Holcomb distrust each other and have suspicions of the murderer being one of them.

2) If I were…

If were one of the clutters neighbors I would be very suspicious. I would not trust any of my neighbors because anyone in the community could be
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Except for one thing: they had experienced prolonged terror, they had suffered. And Dewey could not forget their sufferings. Nonetheless, he found it possible to look at the man beside him without anger - with, rather, a measure of sympathy - for Perry Smith's life had been no bed of roses but pitiful, an ugly and lonely progress toward one mirage or another." pg. 245-246

1.This passage or quote is significant because....

This quote is significant because Dewey is unsure about the involvement of the Clutter case. He knows how horrible the crime was, he is having a hard time deciding about the men responsible for it. He is having this trouble because both men have suffered in there own ways.

2) I agree with the idea that....

I agree with the idea of Dewey having trouble deciding about Perry and Dick. Even though they committed such a horrendous act, they both still have suffered throughout their lives. Still it would be hard to overlook how they brutally murdered the Clutters.

3) If I

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