Truman Capote Rhetorical Analysis

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Truman Capote has done a wonderful job recreating the buildup of events leading to the tragic and brutal murder of the Clutter family. Readers can easily tell that Capote put a lot of time into researching this incident in order to create the most realistic retelling of the account. Capote uses several different strategies to keep readers engaged with the story, and to make it an overall phenomenal read. Some of these strategies include captivating the readers, engaging the readers, and making the story relatable for the readers.
Capote’s detailed documentary is written in a style that captures the reader’s attention, and keeps them wanting to read more by creating a suspenseful mood. The switching between viewpoints of the Clutter family and
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I have no idea how he would have ever obtained some of this information, maybe he made some of it up for effect. Capote definitely went the extra mile by doing extremely in-depth character analyzations and gathering background information for everyone- even the characters who are scarcely mentioned. Capote makes readers feel as if they really knew the characters. Although Capote’s writing is very detailed, he never reveals too much information at once, which keeps readers asking questions throughout the …show more content…
Up to this point, the readers had only known generally that the Clutters were murdered, with some background knowledge. I actually think that I would have rather not known the details. Perry’s retelling of the night of the murder was very dark and left me with chills. The imagery and detail that was put into the retelling may have been a little too much for readers with active imaginations. While reading, I felt as if I was right there when it happened, even though I have never even been to Kansas or seen any pictures of the Clutter family- that is how detailed the imagery was. I could practically hear Mrs. Clutter, and see the burst of light that came with the gunshot. I know that I have said this many times, but Capote really did a terribly wonderful job recreating the entire account of the Clutter

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