In Cold Blood Essay
Character Analysis of Perry Smith
In Cold Blood, a novel written by Truman Capote in 1966, tells the story brutal 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a successful farmer from Holcomb, Kansas, his wife, and two of their four children.
In his 1966 novel Capote relates in detail the true and horrific murders of four members of the Clutter family in 1959 Holcomb, Kansas, but more specifically focuses on the murderers, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, and their motivation to commit such a cold blooded crime. Out of the two, Perry Smith is the most complex character who displays a natural ability to kill, but who also has been shaped to become a murderer, making a more “likable” character than his co-murderer Dick Hickock. …show more content…
Truman Capote manages to make Perry Smith sympathetic also by releasing to the reader some of his more likable personality traits. Perry Smith is “an incessant conceiver of voyages”, one who carries “all his worldly belongings: one cardboard suitcase, a guitar, and two big boxes of books and maps and songs, poems and old