Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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The way Capote writes In Cold Blood, the lives of the murderers seen more important than the victim's. By the end of the novel, the reader knows more about Dick and Perry than any of the Clutters. Very few details are given about the lives of the Clutters, whereas Dick and Perry's lives are clearly displayed for the reader. In a sense, Dick and Perry get more "screentime" than the Clutters do which leaves the reader to grow emotionally closer to the murderers. Generally, authors who write about death tend to make the murderers out to be the worst people in the world but not in Capote's piece. Capote’s perspective leads readers to grow fond of the killers and to then question their own morals.
Capote shares the elaborate back stories of the

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