How Is Truman Capote Unethical

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Truman Capote had several visits to see Perry while he was in jail waiting to be convicted for the murder of the Clutter family. After reading this essay the reader will find out whether Capotes visits were unethical, or if he just visited Perry so he could have more details for his story. We will go through the three stages where he started to use his emotions to get what he wanted. Those three stages are when Capote uses Perry for his story, the time that Capote and Perry spent together and Capote fell in love with Perry, and when Capote started to not care about his book anymore. Capote used Perry to make a great story. Capote was trying to get details out of Perry, and he did not really even think about the consequences that could come …show more content…
The reason why they had to spend more time together was because on a visit to the jail to see the two suspects Capote was informed that Perry was starving himself. Capote fell in Love with Perry whom was the suspect in the investigation. The more time that Capote spent with Perry the deeper his feelings got. Jack and Harper noticed immediately because the way Capote was talking about Perry. Capote tries to pretend that the only thing he cares about is his story, but that is not true at all. Capote was so concerned about Perry’s opinion that when Perry found out the book was called “In Cold Blood”, he lied to him and told him that he did not get to choose the title and he explained to Perry that he would never be able to put a title on his book without hearing the story of the night of the murders. Even though this was a lie it very comforting for Perry to hear. After three years of spending time together Capote shared his story about his family, hoping that Perry would share the story about what actually happened that night of the killings. Perry did indeed share with Capote. By the time Perry was finished Capote was already in tears. As time went on their relationship grew closer and

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