Truman Capote's In Cold Blood Essay

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    of those moments. The opposite side of that is Dick and that he had very few negative moments in his childhood. In that everyone judged Dick to be a good hearted person. But knowing the past can not always make the future clearer. As shown In Cold Blood, Truman Capote uses symbolism and character development of Perry and Dick to show how no one can be defined by one moment in their lives. Interacting with others is apart of everyday life. Some interact differently from when they are young,…

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    November 15th, 1959. They shot each member at point blank range with a shotgun. They did this after they cut Herb Clutter's throat and tied up the entire family. They had left with less than fifty dollars and ended four human lives. Truman Capote's nonfiction novel, "In Cold Blood," gives several examples of how these two men are extremely guilty and deserve the death sentence to pay for their crimes against…

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    In Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, are portrayed as polar opposites. Dick is found cold and ruthless by the reader whereas Perry is found kind and intelligent. The reader views their personalities as contrasting. Ostensibly, Capote portrayed the protagonists in such contrasting ways in order to persuade the reader that only one man could have delivered the fatal bullets that would end the lives of the Clutter family. Capote’s writing displays the monstrous…

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    nationwide hunt for the cold-blooded murderers began, but the lack of clues from the crime scene stumped the best of investigators and encouraged a growth of uninformed, panicked claims about what the criminals were like. In the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote refutes labels and stereotypes developed regarding Perry and Dick, therefore demonstrating the individuality of humans. Capote presents a refutation to the public perception of the Clutter murder as being cold-blooded. For…

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    Identity is the primary catalyst of existence. Identity is derived from the independent exploration of the individual, a journey that shapes personality, belief systems and moral judgement within the person. To truly differentiate oneself from dependence on social configurations, complete independence must be attained, consciously dictating which attributes to retain from the dependent state and extrapolating additional desired traits from the subconscious nether. American culture embodies the…

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    Even after his death, Truman Capote is still impacting the world with his literary style and techniques. Numerous examples of such can be found throughout his novel In Cold Blood. For instance, his nonfiction novel is composed as if it were in fiction. An example of this is how Capote introduces his characters. In Capote’s novel, real characters are gradually introduced. Slight details of a character, Mr. Clutter, are found in page five: “The master of river valley farm, Herbert William Clutter,…

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    There are many reasons for a crime, including the individual's state of mind, his or her thought process, motives, and pressure. These factors all had a role in the confusing actions of Perry Smith and Dick Hickock told by Truman Capote in his nonfiction novel In Cold Blood. As confessed, Perry found himself in a situation which ended with the death of the Clutter family. The pair, led by Dick, went to the Clutter's well-funded household to rob it and leave. As a result of false information, the…

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    as a deterrent, certain groups are more likely to be sentenced to death, and it does not offer closure for families. The problems with the death penalty have been highlighted in many articles and books throughout history, including Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood. His view that murderers such as Dick and Perry don’t deserve the death penalty highlights the immorality and injustice of this grotesque act.…

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    In “In Cold Blood”, the two motiveless killers murder a whole family for nearly no reason. Capote describes the two killers by saying, "There 's got to be something wrong with somebody who 'd do a thing like that," Perry said. ‘Deal me out, baby,’ Dick said. ‘I 'm…

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    the year 1960, and Perry can be found on newspapers all across America, but Perry isn’t known for making great music. Instead, Perry Smith is topping headlines because of a crime he committed: the murder of the Clutters. In the book In Cold Blood, the author Truman Capote gives insight into the parts of Perry never seen before; his darkest secrets, grandest aspirations, and his downfall, where the Clutter family’s fate is a result of the neglect he faced as a child, his unhealthy attachments,…

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