Summary Of In Cold Blood

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Truman Capote’s famous 1966 story, In Cold Blood, documents the murders of the Clutter family in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. A best fact-crime novel winner, In Cold Blood, was published by Random House and was described as a masterpiece by various critics. Capote’s purpose in writing this book was to portray the various perspectives of all those impacted by the murder by using a dramatic tone, diction, and an appeal to reason to inform readers about this violent crime. Capote uses an appeal to reason to describe the perspectives of those associated with and affected by the murders. In Chapter 2, Capote describes the murderers, specifically Perry and his childhood trauma describing how Perry dealt with an alcoholic mother and
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