A Rhetorical Analysis Of John Capote's In Cold Blood

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In Cold Blood Rhetorical Analysis Essay Although Capote conveys the Clutters as a simple mid western family, his primary purpose was to display how pivotal the Clutters were to the flow and function of Holcomb’s community, therefore; Capote asserts that everything in life is a chain reaction, nothing just affects one individual. Though the Clutters are seen to be a typical mid western family, with their traditional values, hard working spirit as well as with their high standards of class and dignity. They are to Holcomb what an engine is for a car. They are essential for the town to run properly. This practically seen through Nancy, arguably the most upstanding of all of the Clutters. “Normally, Nancy would willingly have taught Jolene have taught Jolene to prepare an entire turkey dinner; she felt it her duty to be available when younger girls came to her wanting help with their cooking, their sewing, or their music lessons--or, as often happened to confide” (Capote 18). The dash used within the passage above drives the point home, that Nancy almost unnaturally will go out of her way to help someone. It does not matter what it is rather it be “cooking” or “sewing” or as the dash …show more content…

As they suddenly vanished from existence, that well oiled machine lost its mechanic. As things throughout the community started to fall apart. As seen through the Ashida family’s sudden departure. “Then one night I said, ‘O.K., you’re the boss, let’s go.’ After what happened to Herb and his family, I felt something around here had to come to an end [...] I told him how I couldn’t imagine his ever being afraid” ( Capote 117). The symbolism behind something “had to come to an end” is referring to town of Holcomb. And that nothing in life that is perfect can last for ever. And the death of the Clutter was the start of the impending rapid decline of

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