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Essay | Characterization in In Cold Blood

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Characterization in In Cold Blood

Summary: Discusses the nonfiction book In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote. Describes many of the characters, mainly Perry Smith. Details why he is a very controversial character throughout this book.
The book In Cold Blood, was written differently than any other book I have ever read. In the beginning of the story Truman Capote profiles the town of Holcomb and the Clutter family. It appears that the Clutter family was highly respected and Capote suggests that there was no clear motive as to why they would be murdered. The killers are then also profiled, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock. However, while they are being described and talked about, there is no evidence that they are the murderers. It seems to be that the main characters in the book are not the victims of the actual crime, but the main characters are actually the killers themselves. Especially Perry Smith. Capote tries to put a reason behind Smith and his actions. He even talks about how he believes Smith to be wrongly accused, and that he should...

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