In Cold Blood Quotes

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In Cold Blood is based on a true story. It tells of the murders of the clutter family. The family of 6 consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Clutter, their two teenage children, Kenyon and Nancy, and their two older daughters that were grown and out of the house. The family lived in Holcolm, Kansas and in November 1959, they were brutally killed in their own home by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, with no apparent motive. When the family was discovered, only small things were missing from their home,”...Dewey could not accept the theory that the family had been slaughtered for paltry profit -’a few dollars and a radio’”(Capote103). Dick and Perry initially get away with murder, but their clues that were left behind eventually catch up to them. In many parts …show more content…

The way the murder of the clutter family is described throughout the book is chilling and graphic “She’d been shot in the back of the head with a shotgun held maybe two inches away. She was lying on her side facing the wall and the wall was covered with blood”(Capote62). Many parents with this one quote already would probably not want their child to read this book but, with all the profanity in the book they forsure would not want their young child to read the novel. From the beginning profanity is used like, racial slurs ,”How about the nigger? Or did you? Kill him like you said? Sure I did. Only- a nigger it’s not the same”(Capote109). The parents responsible for the book being banned strongly believed that the book’s profanity and violence were not appropriate for children. Parents and Glendale Unified Officials sought to ban this book,”... the content of the non-fiction novel, which detail the brutal murder of a prosperous Kansas farmer and his family are apparently too macabre for some…” (latimes.com). In Savannah, Georgia parents also were the cause for the book to be banned in an English Advanced Placement class, “... a parent complained that it contained sex, violence, and profanity” (weebly.com). This book was mainly challenged by parents because they believed their children were not yet mature enough to handle the book’s

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