Another character trait is that dirk is very loyal because he will do anything to protect the boy Gary. Then he is very protective because he protected Gary from happy. Finally he is very violent because he ripped happys pants and bit happy bum. Now for Gary the boy. One character
Although Perry is responsible for the murder of four innocent people, Perry’s actions do not reflect on who he is as a person because he is easily influenced, therefore; showing how easily people can be pressured into doing something they would not typically do. Dick, a violent, cold-hearted, manipulator, has molded Perry into the person he is today. As Perry is a follower, Dick has taken advantage of that by turning Perry into the cold-blooded killer he is today. Capote displays Dick’s manipulation of Perry through symbolism to make evident that while Perry did pull the trigger on four innocent people, although the fault does not entirely lay on him, as he was taken advantage of by Dick. As Capote gives insight to Dick’s viscous personality, he symbolizes Perry to further display how Dick manipulates him.
In Perry’s case the environment around him allowed him to never be taught right from wrong he was never shown how to treat other people. If Perry would have had parents who were not fighting each other and payed more attention to him, Perry would have never become a killer. On the other hand, there is no explanation to why Dick was the way he was. Nurture was overpowered by nature, but if Dick was able to college maybe he would not have acted upon the urges that he had. Nurture could have allowed both of these men to not be involved in a killing that not only ended the lives of four innocent people but ended their
While Perry is mortified that he and Dick could commit such a gruesome crime, Dick couldn’t care less. All Dick is worried about is how odd Perry is. Because of how quick Perry’s mood could change, Dick thought he was “spooky as hell.” Now, Perry wasn’t your average run of the mill man. He still wets the bed, cries in his sleep, and “could slide into a fury ‘quicker than ten drunk Indians’”. Perry may
Dick was a popular kid in school he got along with most of his classmates. He was active, played some sports until he was in a car accident and received some brain injuries. Dick was a normal person with a normal childhood but had a hidden evilness in him, that no one seen coming. A family
It was Dick's theory that such a gift could, under his supervision, be profitably exploited” (Capote 205). While Dick’s attempt to profit from Perry originates from a lie that Perry creates in order to gain Dick’s respect, the language that Capote uses to illustrate Dick’s exploitation does not leave room for excuses or sympathy. The tone indicates Dick has malicious intention in befriending Perry, which gives the readers a cynical impression of him. Furthermore, Dick is seen to be disregarding of the gravity of his crimes, especially as he replies to Perry’s comment, “I think there must be something wrong with us" (Capote 114) to commit the murder like they did, in which Dick replies, “Deal me out, baby, I'm a normal,” and continues to entertain the thought, “But Perry—there
Dick and Perry are both troubled men. Perry has had an abusive childhood with an alcoholic mother and a father who wouldn 't send him to school, and only allowed him to finish a third grade education. In the book, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, mental illnesses and psychological trauma affect Dick and Perry’s actions by influencing their thoughts and behaviors. Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology. This theory was a 5 layer pyramid made by Maslow of the basic human needs.
Dick is characterized by Capote as extremely literal minded while Perry on the other hand has a more open, creative mind and outlook. Perry also appears to be more impulsive whereas Dick thinks things through logically before taking action. Dick, although he seems to take charge, also appears less intelligent, where Perry occasionally corrects his grammar and attempts to improve his vocabulary, despite Dick’s impressive IQ of 130. Both Dick and Perry however have parallel aspects of their backgrounds. They were both in auto vehicle accidents, sustained deformations from said accidents, and were both in jail together.
In the end, Doodles lack of self-esteem leads to his demise because he pushed his body too far without protesting. Also, the narrator has opposite traits when it relates to self-esteem and can come off as arrogant towards Doodle: “I ran as fast as I could, leaving him behind with a wall of rain dividing