Perry Smith

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James Truslow Adams wrote, in Epic of America, that the American Dream is “a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain the fullest structure of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstance of birth or position”. Insatiability is human nature. People make numerous efforts to achieve their dreams but turns to hold hostility towards the whole world. In some senses, the murder was caused by the fury and resentment when Dick and Perry found out their dreams went beyond their reach. Despite the fact that he was a such a intelligent and hardworking man, Perry Smith was haunted by the miserable abuse and trapped in a cold cage without any…show more content…
Perry Smith grew up in a malformed family in which his mother had “‘soured her soul’, honed her tongue to the wickedest point” and his father cruelty left them and later took out of his anger on Perry. I have heard of tons of sweet little stories to praise the selflessness of the love from parents. Nevertheless, for Perry, his father threatens him by saying that “Perry, I’m the last thing living you’re ever gonna see’, which was just caused by a biscuit. As what Perry said about his father that he was “like a child”, Perry’s father had never truly realized his responsibility for the whole family and his life. When Perry described his helplessness after walk: “the lodge was dark, and all the doors were locked. And everything I owned was lying out there in the snow. Where Dad had thrown it.” , another pathetic character - Victor Frankenstein comes out, created by Mary Shelley, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in the same boat with Perry Smith. Victor spent incorrigible amount of days and night on the study of creature but at the moment he saw the horrible appearance of the creature, he ran away like an arrow. The catastrophe brought to Victor’s life should be blamed on not only the creature’s devil and twisted mind but also Victor’s responsibility. Likewise, the essential reason of Perry’s degeneration should mostly attribute to his father’s
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