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    1959 in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. Nancy Clutter was the youngest daughter of the well-loved Clutters who had displayed much promise in her future. Truman Capote is the author who becomes captivated by the case and follows the investigation, interviewing and paying close attention to detail in his narration of it. In his novel, In Cold Blood, Capote paints depth in the characters involved with the Clutters and produces sympathy for each character within his account. Specifically, Capote…

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    Truman Capote’s 1965 novel In Cold Blood, was based upon the true events of the Clutter family murder case, that occurred in the year 1959, in the very modest town of Holcomb, Kansas. The story revolves around the two insensitive murderers, Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene Hickock, whom have had the past of growing up in completely opposite home environments from one another, and the detective Alvin Dewey, who goes out of his ways to try his best to capture these criminals. Although Perry…

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    Throughout Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, there is a reoccurring theme of good and evil. The readers are constantly wondering if the murderers were evil. The quote, “Inside of us, there is the speed of both good and evil. It is a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other” relates to the texts main characters (Burdon). Capote uses informed opinions and vivid descriptions to debate the good within evil, and how Perry and Dick relate to this. By the use of…

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    crimes; hence why, when I was given the novel In Cold Blood, I was nothing but excited. Truman Capote, the author and investigator of the Clutter family murder, is an outstanding novelist. He spent hours interviewing suspects and local townspeople trying to piece together this nasty event, but as any person, he left parts out of the story. In the novel, Capote portrayed KBI Assistant Nye as a minor character. Investigators are discovering that Capote’s personal opinion was not reliable.…

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    referred to as a mental illness. Mental illnesses affects the conscious minds mood, thinking and behavior. In Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood, he depicts the horrors of a crime which happened in a small and quiet neighborhood. What gave the novel its legacy, was not only that it was based on real events, but the horrendous details about the crime that was described. In the novel, Capote’s primary focus centers on the character Perry who suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia. Perry Smith is…

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    Brief Summary and “Arrangement” of Book Capote’s In Cold Blood is a nonfiction book chronicling the murder and investigation behind the 1959 Clutter homicide. On the very first page there is a short page on Truman Capote, and his achievements. The book itself is divided into four parts: the Last to See Them Alive, Persons Unknown, The Answer, and the Corner. These are then divided into untitled chapters. The point-of-view switches between various characters such as Mr. Clutter, Nancy, Perry,…

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    In Truman Capote 's book “In Cold Blood”, from 1965, the terrible murder of the Clutter family is told to you, in a way that in 1965 was called “new journalism”. It was Capote’s telling of a real life murder through the eyes of the people in the town and in particular Perry Smith, one of the people responsible for the murders. Truman Capote had many visits and conversations with Perry Smith and this led him to raise the question of whether a man alone can be held responsible for his actions…

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    Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” follows a 1959 massacre of a beloved family of four that took place in the remote town of Holcomb, Kansas . They were viciously murdered via a shotgun and knife by two men, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock. As the book follows the murder case, we see sides of the killer that, given the circumstances, seem impossible. Capote makes it almost impossible for us to view Perry Smith as what he actually was (a cold-blooded murderer) in this famous novel as he spends most…

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    In Cold Blood Remember the murder in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959? Not many people do. In the book In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, good light is shone on this subject. Though this book explains the homicide of the Clutter family, is it a good read? This book goes into great detail of a homicide, and events leading to it. Though well written in parts, it’s not a good read for a younger audience. This book isn’t for younger readers for many reasons. For example, this book is very descriptive, but…

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    Picture your life taking place in a small town where nothing ever happens and suddenly out of nowhere, a family murdered in cold blood. In the nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, he uses many rhetorical devices and strategies. By using these strategies he creates a nonfiction novel worth reading. Capote uses devices such as pathos, imagery, foreshadowing, and an always changing tone. He uses these devices to lead on a mysterious murder first hand in which they are investigating to…

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