New York is a big city making it one of the worst places to commit a murder. No matter where you go it is almost always crowded . This makes committing a murder especially difficult because you have to get in and out quickly before anybody realizes you were there. Perry can be somewhat of a nuisance in this case because when Gobi takes out a target Perry is frozen in awe and horror slowing Gobi down.
Although Perry continues the horrendous deed, he feels abomination towards himself and the crime he commits. Because Perry feels repugnance for his actions, his morality reveals itself and shows his true character. Before Dick and Perry commit the murder, they have no pervious relation with the Clutter family. Truman pens, “The crime was a psychological accident, virtually an impersonal act; the victims might as well have been killed by lightning” (245). Because the Clutter family was chosen at random, the pernicious violence of Dick and Perry debuts.
The book details their daily lives, work, relationships, etc. In a parallel narrative, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, the murderers, are heading towards their home with the intent to kill them all; even with the lack of a clear motive. Perry, in sharp contrast with Dick, is less enthusiastic about the crime. Perry’s motive for participating has nothing to do with greed or blood lust, instead wanting to stay with Dick long enough to reunite with his friend Willie-Jay. Willie-Jay was a former prison-mate that Perry is very affectionate
For most of the sections focusing on Dick and Perry, the narration is from Perry’s point of view, already highlighting Capote’s partiality to Perry. Capote often fixates on Perry’s softer, more sensitive artful side to make him seem less like a vicious killer, like when Perry was in prison awaiting his death sentence for a quadruple homicide, he would paint pictures of his fellow inmates’ children for them. Conversely, the main source of empathy one feels for Dick is from the fact that he did not have the resolve to kill the Clutter family. He was by no means a good person, but the fact that he could not proceed with the murders makes one feel almost bad for him. Capote even compels the reader to feel empathy for Perry when faced with his backstory and the letter from his father vouching for his goodness and standing up for his son who he sees as a decent person.
Twisted Minds H.H. Holmes once said “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing” (Larson, 2004). This quote exemplifies the twisted mind many serial killers possess. Throughout history there have been many killers such as Jeffery Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy, however not many can name two of the first serial killers that obtained infamy. HH Holmes and Jack the Ripper are infamous serial killers who shared many traits; however they varied in many things including background, modus operandi, and capture.
At some point in our life, there would be a time to ask ourselves: what is the true meaning of destiny, the word always associated with fate? Can it be controlled by humans or changed? Is it something that is decided already by the heavenly forces or is it a work-in-progress? The definition of this word is subjected to changed from person to person due to the differences in culture, religion, personality, character, and such. However, regardless of how a person defines the word, they will experience a chain of events leading to the discovery of their own fate.
Smith planned the crime and executed it precisely. First off, Mr. Smith says “The whole week before I killed him. ”(56). Which means that he planned how he was going to kill Mr. Johnson for a whole week and in most cases an insane person will be impulsive and will lash out, but Mr. Smith was cautious and precise. Next, Mr. Smith says “ Every night, just at midnight.(56) and this means that he always crept into Mr. Johnson’s room at the same time every night.
A thrill serial killer could in other words be called a ”sexual sadist”. This type of offenders motivation is about sex and torture. This offender wants his victims to be alive when he tortures them, because he will lose interest in the victims if they are dead. Mr. Smith tortured his victims while they were alive, which means he wanted to see them suffer and after his victims died he didn 't show interest in them, just as the thrill serial
In the book, you learn that Dick is the mastermind behind everything that happens. Dick does not really have a purpose for doing what he does; however, Perry knows what he does is wrong. Some people think that the question of why they would do this to a family that has done nothing wrong goes to a totally different question. Is the reason that people like Dick and Perry or anyone kills a family or a person because they have a mental disability. The people that the book In Cold Blood is about were brought to this world to help people question where the lines of criminals and the mentally disabled cross and
The idea of fate or free will is something that is often linked to human nature and is reflected in many pieces of writing. They poke and prod the reader of these two beliefs, and allow them to determine the reasoning behind each character’s actions. Examples would include the play Macbeth, Oedipus and the film The Adjustment Bureau, as the main characters make decisions based with or against the newfound knowledge. Overall, it is considered that fate often dictates the influential choices, while free will consists of everyday life activities.
(Perry ever since ‘tried to believe she slipped,’ for he’d love Fern… And there was Jimmy, the older boy- Jimmy who had one day driven his wife to suicide and killed himself the next” (Capote 110-111). Telling the readers Perry’s background gives us more knowledge, and a reasoning of why he may have killed
Traits that are loosely dependent on the environment include addiction ability and education level. Addiction is a strange trait, some people can start smoking and quit whenever they want while other people can start smoking and just cannot stop. This could be dependent upon social conditions, for instance, they are encouraged to continue smoking by their friends; however, it is far more likely that this trait is genetic. This is not only true of smoking though, it is true of any drug: alcoholism is one of the more common ones and more easily related to genetics. The thing that makes addiction partially due to the environment is that the will to start doing a drug has to come from somewhere and most often, it is due to the environment.
The events in his life, made it highly likely that would commit a crime or crimes as an adolescent or adult. Schizophrenia was the roots cause of his compulsions and delusions. Schizophrenic individuals often exhibit illogical and incoherent thought processes, and they often lack insight into their behavior and do not understand reality. A person with paranoid schizophrenia also experiences complex behavior delusions that involve wrongdoing or persecution. He was not delinquent as a child, it wasn’t until late adulthood did he began to show signs of deviant behavior.
"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare has many themes within the book. The main one being the Inevitability of Destiny. When the Chorus starts describing Romeo and Juliet as "star-crossed lovers". That automatically shows that fate has the power over their relationship. You can attribute their fate to them meeting and fall in love.