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  • Capote's In Cold Blood
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    Truman Capote's In Cold Blood was an easy to read; yet well written work. While I realize it is based on actual events, I agree with the term non-fiction literature because of, what I believe are obvious biases that Capote brings to the work. Unlike a historical work, In Cold Blood is filled with emotion and very descriptive detail instead of just the facts. In the opening paragraph of the book we read about Kansas, but from behind the eyes of Capote. He writes, ... hard blue skies and desert-cl...
  • Documentary And Detective Styles Of Writing
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    Truman Capote was first introduced to the story of the brutal killing of the Clutter family?? one morning in November of 1959, while flicking through The New York Times, I encountered on a deep inside page, this headline: Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain? (Capote, 3). He decided to write about the crime committed in Kansas, because? murder was a theme not likely to darken and yellow with time? (Capote, 3). Capote promptly headed for Kansas, where he spent six years researching, solving, and wri...
  • Capote's Writing
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    In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, the author uses a style of writing combining factual, journalistic writing with the mystery and intrigue normally found in traditional fiction novels to develop a new genre that critics found unique from the modernists of his time. In the beginning of this book, the murders and victims seem unrelated, but as the book moves ahead, the relationship becomes clear. The victims, who are the Clutter family of four, are the typical all-American family. The family is mu...
  • Writing In Cold Blood Capote
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    In Cold Blood is a novel written by Truman Capote in 1966. In Cold Blood is a true account of a multiple murder case that took place in Kansas in the 1950's. The book outlines a brutal murder case, but it shows the story from many perspectives, not just that of the law. Capote introduces you to the Clutter family, a well known, very hard working and loyal family to the community. The town of Holcomb is a small farming town. There is not much excitement in the town, and that is the way the people...
  • Great Detail Of Perry Smiths Childhood
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    Mark Jennings Jennings 1 English 1302 Mrs. Carroll 29 March 1999 In Cold Blood Novel to Movie Comparison The book, In Cold Blood, is a nonfiction story by Truman Capote. This book presents one of the worst murders in history. It was a best seller worldwide, and turned into a successful movie. As usual the movie does not stand up to the book. If you want more knowledge of the townspeople, victims and more insight into the trial, more background details of the murders, you should read the book. If...
  • Perry And Dick
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    Upon arriving in Holcomb, a small congregation of buildings on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, Perry and Dick, two men recently paroled for petty crimes, left almost no evidence behind except for a bloody footprint and a radio they stole from the Clutter house. In the investigative nonfiction murder story "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, the story of Perry and Dick and the night of November 15, 1959 is relived. This fast-paced and straightforward documentary talks about the nature of A...

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