In the novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote, Nancy Clutter was murdered along other members of her family. This novel is based on the murders of this family. Nancy was the "town darling", (Page 7, Capote) she was intelligent, talented, helpful with her family, and was truly devoted to her boy friend Bobby. Little did she know that her life was coming to an end. She was murdered with the town left in tears and her boyfriend left for questioning. Nancy was a student in high school who earned straight "A's" and was awarded prom queen.

She was the youngest female in the Clutter family and gave her family her all. She helped with cooking dinner and house cores daily. Nancy was the daughter that everyone wished to have. Nancy had a boyfriend named Bobby who was in love with Nancy but only one thing was holding them both back. "Mr. Clutter like Bobby and considered him, for a boy his age which was seventeen years old, most dependable and gentlemanly; however, in the three years she had been permitted "dates," Nancy, popular and pretty as she was, had never gone with out anyone else, and while Mr.

Clutter understood that it was the present nation adolescent custom to form couples, to "go steady" and wear "engagement rings," he disapproved, particularly since he had not long ago by accident surprised his daughter and the Rupp boy kissing. (Page 8, Capote) Nancy put into great consideration that her dad disapproved of her and Bobby's relationship. Nancy took Bobby seriously and loved him with all her heart. However, she considered breaking up with Bobby to please her father. Nancy was the class president at her high school; she was the girl that every other girl wanted to be. She often helped out with everyone and everything she could possibly do.

She felt that it was her duty to help when other girls came to her for help with cooking, sewing, music lessons, or as often willing to confide with others. She enjoyed helping out with the household cores however, she sometimes felt over whelmed. Nancy's mother was unfortunately ill and was often in bed. Nancy's mother Bonnie "Suffered "little spells"- such were the sheltering expressions used by those close to her." (Page 7, Capote) Nancy still keeps up her grades having a 4. 0 grade point average..