A Family Tragedy In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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A Family Tragedy : In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood is a nonfiction novel written by Truman Capote in which he narrates the murder of a family the Clutter family; “Herbert Clutter ­ The father of the Clutter family, Bonnie
Clutter ­ Herbert's wife, Nancy Clutter ­ youngest Clutter children, Kenyon Clutter ­ the oldest
Clutter children” (SparkNotes Editors) in a savage act. “Capote’s next big project started out as an article for The New Yorker”(biography.com) but after going with Harper Lee, his friend, to interview the people in the small Kansas community. He decided to make a nonfiction book which was later on famous for the “dark [themes]”(biography.com) Truman expose, which was later on banned in “Savanna, Georgia, for containing
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In Cold Blood was banned for a short period of time in “Savanna, Georgia, after a parent complained about sex, violence, and profanity.”(In Cold Blood) This banning was later reversed by “Members of the community protested.” But this book was disturbing for people because
“Capote gives us quite a lot of personal information and insight into the backgrounds of Hickock
Cavazos 3 and Smith, which made them seem more "human" than they otherwise would have and In Cold
Blood reminds us of the cruelty human beings are capable of inflicting on each other.“ (In Cold
Blood)
Overall truly Truman Capote open up a lot of eyes because at this time this tragedies didn’t happened as often so when this books comes out a lot of people were not used to this kind of stories. Banning this book was not the right thing to do even though it contains a very mature themes since because of this book people got more aware of the dangers of life. This book was really good because of the fact that Truman Capote throughout his writing he maintains the reader really focused and teach something without boring
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