Nonfiction In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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In Truman Capote’s nonfiction text, In Cold Blood, the Herbert Clutter family was brutally murdered by two men by the name of Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. Once the deaths of Herb, Bonnie, Nancy, and Kenyon Clutter were found, almost no clues were present to link Hickock and Smith as the killers. Despite In Cold Blood being nonfiction, Capote writes as if the text is a novel using tone and diction to manipulate the reader’s mood, and engaging the reader. In custom, nonfiction books are written to state facts, which discourage people from reading it as they feel that nonfiction is not as amusing as reading a fiction book. Usually while the topic is interesting, the author’s diction or tone tends to cause readers to lose their consistency

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