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How Does Capote Use Dramatic Irony In The In Cold Blood

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This piece of the novel is extremely important. It shows the reality of the situation. It is important to the readers to understand that every family has flaws. Capote goes on about how loved and cherish the Clutter’s are and how well known they are. It proves to society that even the most popular, the richest, the luckiest, and the prettiest people out there do not have perfect lives.This piece of literature is filled with irony. Verbal, dramatic and situational irony can all be found throughout the novel. Dramatic irony is especially found in the lines “Tonight, having dried and brushed her hair and bound it in a gauzy bandanna, she set out the clothes she intended to wear to church the next morning: nylons, black pumps, a red velveteen dress- her…show more content…
It confirms the already assumed. During the court trial, Dr. Jones was asked “From your conversations and examination of Perry Edward Smith, do you have an opinion as to whether he knew right from wrong at the time of the offense involved in this action?” (296). The doctor replies with a simple no. I strongly disagree what the doctor decides to reply. He claims he has no opinion because of Perry having no opinion. He is confused by Perry. Perry’s personality is one that he can not comprehend. It is clear just from a few sentences the Perry has spoken about the events that had taken place, that there is some sort of mental instability. Why the Doctor chooses to say he has no opinion rather than explaining he isn’t sure if Perry did know right from wrong because he is mentally abnormal is unknown. He could have saved Perry’s life by sending him to a psych ward rather than Death Row. Mistakes like these are made more than people think. Not giving full information in the courtroom can lead people to fates that they don’t deserve. More than one doctor should have testified for both criminals. The more observations would leave less room for
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