Dick And Perry In Cold Blood Analysis

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Truman Capote enlightened the world with an insight to the brutal murders committed by Perry Smith and Dick Hickock of the six innocent lives of the Clutter Family. It was entirely clear that the victims’ lives were taken out of spite. Capote exposes the murderers’ mentality and its relation to family by expertly exploiting the characters, accentuating the setting, and constantly foreshadowing the outcome.. Due to the fact that the crime was committed by two people, Dick and Perry, it is essential to fully comprehend these characters and who they were. Dick and Perry were much more than criminals. This story was much more than a robbery gone wrong. It is in fact a timeline that led up to the breaking point of two individuals who had somehow found their way to each other to commit this crime together. Although both Dick and Perry were responsible for these killings, each had extremely different journeys that led them to…show more content…
By doing so he is constantly provoking the reader to question the results of the story even though it is already set in stone. By doing so it evokes the reader to become personally involved with the story just as Capote did. Capote states that “ Once a thing is set to happen all you can do is hope it won’t. Or will - depending. As long as you live, there’s always something waiting, and if it’s bad, and you know it’s bad, what can you do?” he is then referring to the people in Holcomb and what their reaction will be when they are exposed to the truth. He deliberately taunts the reader by placing them in the towns people's shoes and reminding the that there was nothing they could do to change the outcome. This instills a challenge that could never be completed. It is directed toward the people and readers to mock their lack of control throughout the situation. Which drives anyone to search for it, control. Which is what Perry and Dick had lost, control of the
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