Because the American West was dominated by men, the frontier seldomly addressed the role of women, while also minimal developing overall femininity. However, the embodiment and existence of femininity itself was a precursor to the cowboy’s success within Westerns. After All, the cowboy needed the female in order to be married and keep his masculine figure in tact. Although the industrialized East created an allure of the liberation for the cowboy, the intensity of the Old West grew as the East came to alter its form. Thus, manhood was becoming re-established within both sexes.
Truman Capote, the author of In Cold Blood, creates sympathy for almost every character the reader comes across. Through the use of manipulating the reader's emotions and connecting them to each character, Capote successfully pulls it off. There are four main groups that Capote chooses to create sympathy for the murder victims, the murderers, the law officials involved, and the ordinary citizens of Holcomb, Kansas. Truman Capote created the most sympathy for two characters, Perry Smith and Detective Dewey.
How crazy would it be to interview criminals who murdered 4 people in cold blood? Well that’s exactly what Truman Capote did in this chilling book. In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote used different rhetorical strategies to create sympathy and influence the idea that there are always two sides to every story. Some of the mainly used rhetorical strategies throughout the novel were imagery, diction, tone, and pathos. Furthermore, Capote also illustrated sympathetical emotion towards both types of characters, the protagonists and antagonists. Additionally, Capote expressed the idea of there being two sides to every story for both the protagonist and antagonist. By doing so, he used a unique writing style to help develop the story. In Cold
Television situational comedies have the ability to represent different values or concerns of their audience, these values often change every decade or so to reflect and highlight the changes that the audience is experiencing within society, at the time of production. Between the years of 1950 and 2010, the representation of gender roles and family structure has been addressed and featured in various sitcoms, such as “Father Knows Best” and “Modern Family”, through the use of narrative conventions, symbolic, audio and technical codes. These representations have transformed over time to reflect the changes in social, political, and historical contexts.
Everybody has desires that constantly weigh over their heads, pushing them to be diligent in all their endeavors, but what would you do if you knew that one day you would no longer have the opportunity to fulfill these desires? Everybody lives their lives so focused on the end goal that they are oblivious to the world around them, and the sad part is that in some cases the end goal is unattainable or never reached because the person dies. In In Cold Blood, Truman Capote utilizes symbolism and descriptive diction to tell his readers Perry’s wants and wishes. Throughout this subchapter the reader is able to learn more about how Perry feels in the moments after the Clutter family murder. The reader learns that Perry wishes he was loved by others
Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, effectively explores the effects of the Clutter family’s unexpected murder on the small community of Holcomb, Kansas. This unexpected murder had lasting and detrimental effects on the people of the town. Having been in Kansas during the time the trials and court cases had been executed, Capote observed that the murder had destroyed the community’s sense of trust, shattered their image of the American Dream, and prompted them to reevaluate their stance on the death penalty.
Pathos is the primary literary device used throughout the story that actually had readers sympathize the merciless murderers. Pathos as in a general statement. What Capote does that is so brilliant and differs from other style of books, is he offers multiple point of views. They all differ. It varies as well. At one point, we got to read the perspective of the gas station worker. The point of view changes from first to second frequently. This allows readers to go more in depth with the story. It adds to the mood, atmosphere, tone, absolutely everything. It’s a unique but very efficient style of storytelling.
Accomplishing goals are achievements that only those who take time and give effort can do. Those who plan and expect more out of life but do not have the will to work hard for their dreams never truly succeed. Truman Capote’s documentary novel, In Cold Blood, illustrates the lives of people who are from different social, moral, and economical positions and describes the actions they take on their quest for a better existence. Mr. Clutter, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith are all men who always desire the best for themselves. However, the means they take to attain that are for some the correct, honest way and for others an utter disaster.
Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood challenges the conventional boundaries of the true crime genre and plumbs the psychological and emotional depths of the Clutter family murders. Capote’s masterpiece incorporates diction to create a sympathetic tone and juxtapose the brutality of the murders in which he foreshadows.
GOOGLE: On November 15, 1959 a family of four were murdered in their Kansas home by Richard Hicklock and Perry Smith. Herb Clutter was one of the victim in the murder. Herb Clutter was a wealthy farmer who had a lot of money saved in his farmhouse. Hickock and Smith had arrived to the Clutter while they were sleeping. After waking up by the noise Mr. Clutter raid the home and got approximately fifty dollars, binoculars and a transistor radio. After getting all the cash they could find in the house they killed the family. When the police arrived, Herb Clutter was found sprawled on a mattress in the basement, stabbed, his throat slashed and a shotgun charge fired to his head. His hands were bound and his mouth was taped shut. On a couch
Merging journalistic and literary storytelling with its unparalleled insight into the nature of criminality in twentieth century American culture, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote’s nonfiction masterpiece epitomizes the loss of naiveté of a small Kansas town, while it undermines the principle ideals of the American Dream——safety, security, and opportunity for prosperity and individualism——through the victimization of the achievers of this mythical, yet idealized belief, such as the Clutter family. Through the portrayal of the tragic ends of three different families (the Clutters, the Hickocks, and the Smiths) regardless of their position on the path to the American Dream, Capote shatters the popular image of perfection that most Americans strove
Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924 and died on August 25, 1984. During his lifetime, he was well known for his non-fiction novels, short stories, acting, and plays. Truman Capote received his education from Greenwich High School. He began working as a copyboy for the New Yorker magazine, which later on led to his success in his short stories such as the “Miriam”. During his career, Truman Capote had become extremely interested in crime and the origins of homicidal mentality. In 1959, Capote read a column in the newspaper that mentioned the investigation of the four murders in Kansas. From this column, he became motivated to write an account of a true murder case. The information in the novel is very credible considering the amount of research that the author performed.
The role of women in literature crosses many broad spectrums in works of the past and present. Women are often portrayed as weak and feeble individuals that submit to the situations around them, but in many cases women are shown to be strong, independent individuals. This is a common theme that has appeared many times in literature. Across all literature, there is a common element that causes the suffering and pain of women. This catalyst, the thing that initiates the suffering of women, is essentially always in the form of a man. These themes can be clearly seen in the short stories Chopin’s “The Story Of An hour”, Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, and Hurston’s “Sweat”. These pieces of literature strongly portray how women are seen in instances
Oliver Twist is based on characters and events from late 18th to early 19th centuries in London and a village near by.“The city is repeatedly described as a labyrinth or a maze once you get into it, it’s hard to get back out. The city itself serves as a kind of prison. It’s filthy, foggy, and crime-ridden, and things aren’t always what they seem.