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In Cold Blood is the first murder novel that I have read and it kept me on the edge of my seat majority of the time. The characters were amazing and I liked most of them yet the murderers in particular rubbed me the wrong way.
Let’s start off with the man who I dislike the most in the novel: Richard Eugene "Dick" Hickock. Personally, I believe that he did kill a Clutter family member, despite his testimony just to not make his parents look bad in front of other people. He is a cunning sly fellow who does well when he has an upper hand in any given situation and loves to take advantage of other people. His motive to kill the Clutter family started by talking with a cellmate who used to work for Mr. Clutter who informed Richard that they had a safe in their house with a hefty amount of cash inside said safe. Despite his cellmates many efforts, he could not convince Richard to not go and kill the Clutters for their money. Not only is Richard ready to get a ‘big score’ from the Clutters but there is a teenage girl whom he would to rape. After the murders, Dick shows no remorse or interest in discussing the crime; he remains focused on finding money and women, and avoiding capture. He is uneducated
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Richard, according to Paul G. Mattiuzzi, Ph.D., is a Chronically Aggressive Individual based on his actions in the novel and what Mattiuzzi says about these types of individuals stating: Easily frustrated, frequently expressing anger, and pleasure from anger. Perry, on the other hand, closely resembles an Over Controlled Hostility Type as evidenced by: offended by cursing, emotionally rigid and unstable, being morally righteous and see themselves as better than other people. Over all while they committed the same murder these two individuals were drastically different in every way of the word especially how they choose to handle the killings and their

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