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In Cold Blood Themes & Motifs

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Themes and Motifs

Greed

Dick Hickock was a man who liked to come by money easily. For this reason, Dick became a thief, stealing money through petty thefts and by passing bad checks. Eventually Dick went to prison for his crimes. This did not deter his criminal behavior, but gave him the knowledge to take on bigger and better crimes. From his fellow criminals, Dick learned techniques he might not have learned elsewhere. Dick also learned about a wealthy wheat farmer in Holcomb, Kansas who was said to keep up to ten thousand dollars in a safe in his home office.

Dick spent the final months of his prison time planning the biggest theft of his life. Dick wanted to go to the home of Herb Clutter and steal the contents of his safe. To do this, however, Dick needed help. For this reason, Dick contacted his former cellmate, Perry...

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