Mr Clutter In Cold Blood Analysis

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“I thought Mr.Clutter was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat," these are the exact words quotes by Perry Smith when confiding in his friend Truman Capote. These are not the words of a remorseful man. Perry Smith and Dick Hickock invaded the Clutter family home looking for fortune they heard the family had. Only finding way less than half of the amount they thought, this enraged Perry. So he went into every single family members room and shot them with his shotgun. I believe that Perry and Dick premeditated a plan to invade the Clutter home to steal what rightfully belonged to the Clutters and when they did not find the fortune they were hoping to gain; Perry, instead of leaving, took their lives one…show more content…
These two men, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, showed this family no remorse whatsoever that resulted in killings of Herbert, Bonnie, Nancy, and Kenyon Clutter. They had it all planned out I'm sure... go in, tie them up, find the money, and then take off. Flee the city or hell even the state. The killers were under the impression that there was a safe in the house and when they realized that it was not, they could have left. Nobody had to die that day, especially in a brutal way like…show more content…
Dick was the mastermind and instigator of the entire plan. Having already heard about the money from former cellmate Floyd Wells while in prison, Dick was not just interested in the money, but also about the teenage girl in the house whom he intends to rape. Dick used Perry as his personal servant using his mental illness as an advantage. Making him do his dirty work so just in case they got caught he could say he did not have anything to do with it. After the murder happened, Mr. Hickock showed no interest or even felt like discussing the murders. He was interested in finding money and women. The typical guy right? Dick thought he had it all planned it out, but little did he know things were about to take an unexpected
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