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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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    Critical Analysis “She’s dead!” “It’s true, Daddy! Nancy’s dead!” (page 60). Truman Capote starts the book, In Cold Blood off by explaining how the innocent family of four, Mr. Clutter (Herb), Ms. Clutter (Bonnie), their daughter, Nancy Clutter, and their son, Kenyon Clutter, were brutally murdered in their home on November 15, 1959. But does not give a motive as to why they were killed. As Truman goes back and retraces the murder, he does a really good job of using a unique style to convey the…

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    In Cold Blood Book Report

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    In the novel In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, the plot centers around the murder and investigation of the Clutter family. The plot also follows the two killers, Dick and Perry, and the events in their lives that lead them to this point in which they commit this crime. These two men have done a deed so inhumane and so ruthless that many people see these two men as deserving of the death penalty. However, Capote gives the reader a moral question to ponder because of the way he makes the two…

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    When you can tell the difference between good and bad, it shows morality. When you can differentiate between principled behavior and nefarious behavior you have, by definition, values and ethics; but having morals is more than just knowing the difference between right or wrong, it is showing compassion for other people and animals, feeling guilt when you know you have done something wrong, and taking personal responsibility for your actions. Perry shows all of these characteristics, whereas…

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