Truman Capote 's Cold Blood Essay

1640 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
In Cold Blood On November 15, 1959, the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, was severely shook up because of the gruesome murders that took place which ended with a shotgun blast to the face of four members of the Clutter family. Seven years later Truman Capote publishes his book In Cold Blood based on this case. In his book he goes into details of the murders, and describes the life of the family leading up to their deaths, and the investigation of the murderers that were eventually captured and executed. Capote constructed a brilliant book which captures the audience’s attention with suspense and emotion. Capote uses several different techniques in his writing which made the book so intriguing. He used different points of view shifting from first person to third person depending on the characters to make moments more emotional and intense. He describes everything in details throughout the book which gives the reader a vivid image of what happened during this time. The shifts in the tone throughout also helps the reader get a better grasp what is happening in the book and the mood for each occurring situation. Capote even causes the reader to develop a sense of empathy for one of the killers which makes you almost feel sorry for him. The Clutter family lived in Holcomb, Kansas, a community full of farmers and large amounts of land which kept the Clutter family wealthy. The Clutter family was looked at as the leaders of the community and were involved with the town’s…

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