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    Truman Capote 's In Cold Blood was the first news story to be turned into a full length novel. With that, Capote set the standard for New Journalism, but misuses that freedom by swaying the novel towards his perspective. Capote travelled to Holcomb, Kansas to investigate the murder of the Clutter family with Harper Lee once hearing about the lack of depth in the original articles. He enhances the story with details from various interviews with the investigators, murders, and townspeople. However…

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    In the excerpt from the opening of In Cold Blood, Truman Capote sets the setting of his book in Holcomb, Kansas. His description of Holcomb compliments his story about a tragic murder that will be explained throughout the book. Through his usage of distinct visual imagery and dull word choice, Capote portrays Holcomb as a lonely, mournful, and lifeless town. Throughout his opening, Capote effectively uses distinct visual imagery to describe how the town of Holcomb looks like. He is precise…

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    for men’s magazine Esquire “Porno-violence.”He believes that authors use morbid crimes for their own self gain by attracting people who otherwise would not read it. Wolfe believes that Truman Capote uses porno-violence to glorify the murders of the family to appeal to readers in his nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood. Capote utilizes the murders by Dick and Perry as a tool to gain interest from the readers and distorting the point of view the audience reads through to understand the killer’s…

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    way that many works of literature and cinematic pieces depict murdered, we often see them as absolute evils. Murderers are flawed humans, albeit more than usual, they are not the absolute evil in fall in more of a gray area. Within Truman Capote’s novel, In Cold Blood, readers get an in-depth look at a pair of murderers and are able how one can fall down such a wicked path. In his novel, Capote recounts the events of 1959, when four members of the Clutter Family were murdered and the…

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    Perry Smith, a man forever shrouded in infamy, shot four innocent people, two of which were minors, with no apparent motive. Yet, throughout the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote masterfully weaves a complex web of factual evidence and first-hand accounts to repaint a cold-blooded killer as a human being in which to sympathize with. The most obvious way Perry draws sympathy is his traumatic and turbulent childhood. Smith spent the first few years of life moving constantly with his family, often…

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    Truman Capote was the is credited with inventing the nonfiction novel with In Cold blood. The novel tells the story of the Clutter family and the two men that murdered them, Dick and Perry. Capote became fascinated with these murders after seeing them in a news paper, so much so that While he was writing his book Capote spent a lot of time getting to know Dick and Perry personally, visiting them in prison and exchanging letters with them. Doing so allowed for him to acquire information about the…

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    In the 1965 novel In Cold Blood, the author, Truman Capote writes of the Clutter family tragedy and the aftermath. Capote narrates subjectively, allowing his opinions and feelings affect the way the reader feels towards the story and characters. Throughout the novel, Capote’s use of diction, detail, syntax, and figurative language leads the reader to make a distinction between Perry and Dick. The most essential fact in determining whether Capote is an objective or subjective narrator is…

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    author Truman Capote wrote a non-fictional novel about a great mass murder of his time. The novel that was later made into a movie was called “In Cold Blood”. It is a novel packed with suspense,empathy, and an insight on American violence. The novel will take you back through a the story of the murder and the investigation and execution of the killers. It introduces you to all four of the victims, the killers,and investigators of Holcomb,Kansas. the narrator of the novel Truman Capote…

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    Plot/Structure: From the begininng of the novel, one can already see that a murder is going to happen, for Part I is labeled as “The Last to See Them Alive.” Capote, through his vast descriptives, takes his time to get to the murder scene itself. He takes the time to describe the town of Holcomb and the Clutter family, as well as introducing the murderers themselves, before telling about the crime. Capote describes the day that the Clutters died, from the start of the day until its end in great…

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    Truman Capote, an enthusiastic American novelist, published the nonfiction piece “In Cold Blood” with the intention of recreating the murders of the Clutter family, and its impact on Holcomb, Kansas. Capote blends imagery along with figurative language in order to manifest the tone of the passage from happy to mournful. The passage opens immediately with the device of imagery. Capote describes the Clutter’s house starting with Nancy’s bedroom “There were four bedrooms on the second floor, and…

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