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    In Cold Blood

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    In Cold Blood is a meticulously constructed collage of witnesses, victims, police, killers, and citizens and their experience with the Clutter Family and their murderers, Dick and Perry. Although the nonfiction novel centers around Dick and Perry, the story is told through interwoven accounts from dozens of people. Capote bounces between these sources like a director cuts to different angles, in the end editing together a continuous product that supports itself like brickwork. Like a director, Capote uses these cuts between people for more than just support. Capote uses his editing to tell the story he wants to tell; he manipulates the reader's opinions, softens and hardens impacts as he sees fit, and disguises everything as if it is a first…

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    In Cold Blood Murders

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    In Cold Blood the non-fiction novel was written by Truman Capote in 1966 seven years following the murdering of the Clutter family. The text was written as a factual report documenting the events that led up to the murders, the actual murders, and the after math of the murders. In Cold Blood the film was written and directed by Richard Brooks in 1967. Based off Truman Capote’s novel it was released on year after In Cold Blood the novel. Centered around the same horrific incident In Cold Blood…

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    In 1959, the savage murder of the Clutter family attracted thousands of journalists to the remote town of Holcomb, Kansas. One of them was author Truman Capote, who had recorded the details and consequences of the murder in his best-selling novel: In Cold Blood. Debated hotly regarding its credibility and writing style, the novel remains a controversial and unique work. In Cold Blood is important to be read by high school students since it exposes students to a renowned work of a unique genre of…

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    In Cold Blood Analysis

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    If a person is prosecuted, found guilty, and sentenced to a certain amount of time in jail, they get a rather hateful mindset of what has happen and more or less plot their escape. This can be drawn to the Capote novel In Cold Blood which shows how Dick, an individual in jail, thought up a plot for murder while being locked up. Some argue that individuals might find jail as an enjoyable experience as they are confined together with like-minded individuals, but that only increases the chances of…

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    In Cold Blood Narrative

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    When Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood, he took the responsibility of writing a novel, while incorporating facts about the Clutter family murder. Because the killings were a sensitive matter to the people of Holcomb and the Clutters’ relatives during the time of his research, Capote had to find a way to respect the sentiments of the people affected by being as accurate as possible. However, the author adds in elements commonly used in a novel to dramatize the situation and add the element of…

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    Identity In Cold Blood

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    There is a saying that a person does not simply “receive” his or her identity and that an identity is more than a face but rather something people must create for themselves. To many this is true, to others this is fake. People can determine who they are, which is their identity, without allowing outsiders influence them. It is just a matter of the heart. In the book In Cold Blood authored by Truman Capote, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith were normal men before they turned into criminals.…

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    The summer is a time of relaxation and new adventures, but having school work is disheartening because you have obligations you can’t avoid. A book with suspense, action, and mystery will make a reader want to read and focus on the truth behind the book. Truman Capote's, “In Cold Blood,” is a murder mystery that is captivating to a read and an alluring book for A.P. Literature students to read over the summer because of Truman's story structure and the relevance in real life. The novel, “In…

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    Clutter family happened in November of 1959, Capote’s story was not published by Random House until late September of 1965. It was a long process for Capote to gather all the information needed to pull off this story. He traveled to Holcomb shortly after the murder and then he spent the next six years writing and researching the background behind the town, the family, and the two killers. While the book was considered a success by many “In Cold Blood is the work of art, the work of an artist"…

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    In 1967, Richard Brooks made a movie based off Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel “In Cold Blood”. The Book is about the brutal murders of a prominent family from a small town in Kansas. In 1990 Martin Scorsese directed the true crime movie, “Goodfellas”, a film based on Nicholas Pileggi’s non-fiction book Wiseguy”. Goodfellas is a movie that closely portrayed the life of a real life gangster named Henry Hill, additionally detailing the rise and fall of the notorious Lucchese crime family.…

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    In Cold Blood follows the solving of a murder that took place in the small town of Holcomb Kansas during the late hours of the night on November 15, 1959. The Clutters were the most American household in all of Kansas and sent a wave of panic through the townspeople of Holcomb when the family was found in their farm house bound up and murdered in cold blood . The book not only follows the story of the Clutters, but also the murder’s Perry and Dick ‘friends’ who decided to perform such a…

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