In Cold Blood Setting Analysis

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Truman Capote paints a very vivid picture from the beginning of the book all the way to the end. He has the reader questioning and trying to guess what is going to happen next the entire time. Capote sets the setting at the very beginning “The village if Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of Western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansas call “out there”. As a reader you are able to automatically picture the setting of the story and start to visualize the area. Capote states later on page 12 that “the Clutters had no neighbors within a half a mile.” He continues to help the reader visualize where the story is taken place. While I was reading, I visualized a small farm in the middle of a field that was in a town that everyone knew everyone. I believe Capote wanted us to know that so we could understand why there were no witness to what he was about to describe. “At the time not a soul was sleeping Holcomb heard them- four shotgun…show more content…
He finally ties it all together for the reader after talking about Dicks old cellmate, Floyd Wells and how Wells did not want to tell anyone what Dick had told him. Which was Dick and Perry was going to murder Mr. Clutter and all the witnesses. Thanks to Wells they finally had a lead on the murderers. Capote brings all the questions to an end and Dick and Perry are caught. Which they thought they were not ever going to be caught for the murder. Dick believed it was for his “scams” he was doing on people in Nevada. Once they are in custody the officers start to question them about the night of the murder and the two “friends” turn on each other. Dick and Perry were both executed in 1965. “At the time not a soul was sleeping Holcomb heard them- four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives” (Capote 5). I now know that the other two lives that ended the night of the Clutter murder was Dick and

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