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    One thing I appreciated greatly in section 4 “The Corner”, in, “In cold Blood” by Truman Capote is how even though the story was concluding he still introduced new characters and their stories, continued to develop and show changes in Dick and Perry, and lastly forced me personally to ask if Dick and Perry were given a fair trial. Near the beginning of “The Corner”, Perry began to record his thoughts and daily occurrences while in jail. While this is not abnormal I feel like this was a way…

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    “Manipulation is all about reading between the lines and recognizing the lies for what they are” (No Author), Truman Capote wanted to gain the the reader's pity and remorse for Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. At first, capote just wanted to tell the facts of the case to the world but he became attached to Smith. In the novel, In Cold Blood, written in 1965, Truman Capote, a well-known author, asserts that the Clutter family was murdered and that Perry Smith should have the reader's’ pity by using…

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    Fear is a reoccurring topic in Truman Capote’s in In Cold Blood. The blockbuster true crime published in 1966 talks about a mass murder. The portrayal of the murders by the motiveless murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith were done on the idealistic and perfect family, the Clutters, in their own home town of Holcomb. The town of Holcomb is peaceful with few visitors where everyone is quite fond of each other. Although the crime has immediate victims, it produces a very big impact on the…

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    change. The humanization of a murderer is difficult idea to grasp but is a necessity to clearly define the blindness and innocence of the killer. Ultimately, the confection of these concepts sets the stage for a murder novel. In his book, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote illustrates the murder of a family with strong metaphors and symbolism to attempt to display the humanization of the murderers and the American Dream with the ideological changes in the town of Holcomb. The humanization of…

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    Truman Capote focuses very extensively on character development, narrative structure, and relationships in his novel “In Cold Blood”. He talks exclusively on the character Perry Smith including a description of his troubled past and dysfunctional life. They way Capote portrays Perry throughout the entirety of the novel makes the readers sympathize for him and attempts to make an excuse for his actions, and makes him appear as a victim rather than a cold hearted murderer. Capote also gives…

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    "You pursue the negative," Willie-Jay had informed him once, in one of his lectures. "You want not to give a damn, to exist without responsibility, without faith or friends or warmth.” (Capote 45) (4) Capote uses direct characterization to give the reader insight of Perry through another character's perspective. This is a recurring motif for the character of Perry, he has never been married and always distances himself from most other people. This insight shows Perry’s poor mental health…

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    In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, is a book about a murder of an innocent family for money. This book walks you step by step through the murders and what the killers did. In Cold Blood has been banned and challenged in done school libraries because of violence, profanity, and sexual context. Although In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, has violence, profanity, and sexual context, it should stay in libraries because it is a masterpiece about true life crime. Truman Capote researches this murder so…

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    because of the wickedness of others. In Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood, he writes a detailed account of murderers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock that shows this type of wickedness by sharing the graphic details of the murders. Charged with murdering a family of four in cold blood with no true motive, the heartlessness and evilness of the two killers is inarguable. Truman Capote also shows their humanity, which draws sympathy from his readers. Truman Capote’s lived a very horrifying…

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    Throughout the Non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote convinces the reader the idea of the death penalty as a punishment, seeing it as hypocritical. This is achieved through Capote’s ability to succeed to the reader’s credibility and emotions. Throughout In Cold Blood, Capote appeals to the reader’s credibility, including religious beliefs to persuade the readers seeing the death as hypocritical. Capote demonstrates this by writing“ A tough, strutty little man said, I believe in…

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    Although in Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, the author is illustrating the points of view of Holcomb, Dick, and Perry after the murder of the Clutter family, his prime motive is to exploit the devastation felt by the community; therefore, he accomplishes this by emphasizing the agony, confusion, and panic experienced by a loss. Capote uses tricolon to help convey the dark blanket of emotions that overcame Holcomb after the murders, which one can see from the perspective of Agent Alvin…

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